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Eastern Snow and Avalanche Workshop, Nov. 5

Join us for the 6th Annual ESAW on Saturday, November 5th. ESAW gathers some of the great minds of snow science and avalanche forecasting to build on past concepts and stimulate new ideas to further our understanding of avalanches.

We will kick off the event with pre-registration and vendor displays at International Mountain Equipment Friday evening. The main event will be in the state of the art Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center just over the border in Fryeburg, Maine. Go to for more details and to register. See you there!

Days Until Winter: 133

The upcoming winter will mark a big change for the Mount Washington Avalanche Center. With the departure of Chris Joosen and Jeff Lane, we are beginning the search for two new members of the team. Both Chris and Jeff will be missed for their experience, knowledge, and calmness while under pressure, however Frank and I are sure someone will step up to the plate. We are currently putting together the details for these two positions and hope to fill the spots by late fall. If you are interested, please email us at with your contact info and we will pass the outreach notice to you when it is finalized.

On June 25, Friends of Tuckerman Ravine and the Androscoggin Trail Crew led a group of 20 volunteers on the Sherburne Ski Trail for a day of trimming. We spent the morning on the section of trail above Hermit Lake and below the Little Headwall. I think when you ski out of the Bowl this coming winter things will look drastically different. What had become true eastern tree skiing is now once again a trail thanks the hard work of our volunteers. After lunch, we trimmed our way down to the Graham Trail, cutting as much as we could. Even with a large group of eager folks, there is a lot of work left to be done. Thank you for all the effort and please be on the lookout for another day of work this fall!

As the summer reaches its peak, it’s time to start thinking about winter. We are putting together details for this year’s Eastern Snow and Avalanche Workshop. Be on the lookout for details and a date to be announced soon. Take a rainy day (fingers crossed for my garden) to look at your gear and make sure everything is in working condition. Make sure you put your summer tune on your skis, you took your batteries out of your beacon, and the mice are staying out of your clothing. Happy August.