The Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) and Colorado Mountain College are offering a Mountain Meteorology Workshop, October 15 – 17 in Leadville, CO.
This three-day course is open to the public and designed for avalanche practitioners and avid recreationalists. Anyone interested in mountain weather phenomena is welcome to attend, and no previous meteorological education is required.
Participants will interact with experienced weather forecasters and work in small groups to generate and present their own forecasts. A laptop computer with wireless capability is required.
The course will run daily from 8AM to 5PM, with a lunch break. Morning sessions will provide a basic understanding of meteorological principles applied to weather in mountainous areas. Afternoon sessions will focus on using publicly available weather information to create a local forecast. More information will be emailed to registrants prior to the start of the workshop.
The cost is $400 to attend and registration is now open online at https://colomtn.me/MtnMeterology.
Avalanche Science Experts
The Mountain Meteorology Workshop is part of the Colorado Mountain College’s Avalanche Science Program and Meteorology 150 course. If you are interested in a semester-long, college-level meteorology course, consider registering for the entire class.
The Avalanche Science program at Colorado Mountain College Leadville is changing the way the industry trains and prepares avalanche professionals. The curriculum was developed by industry experts through a partnership with the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, Colorado Mountain College and the U.S. Forest Service.