Register for any of the following workshops when you register for the Main Conference in the Trading Post.  Please note that pricing for workshops is based on covering true costs for putting on the workshop and includes additional fees and costs such as equipment rental, lift /gondola tickets, park permits, supplies, etc.


Assessing Terrain Features for Backcountry Winter Travel ($75) *
Sunday, February 24, 2019  1:00 PM
* Fee Includes: lift ticket
David Fiore

Working inbounds at Park City Ski Resort Dr. Fiore will lead the group on intermediate (Blue) slopes as we discuss terrain features and how we might access these features if we were in the backcountry with varying snow and weather conditions. Intermediate ski or snowboard skills are required, as ski or snowboard gear. Avalanche gear is NOT required (we will be inbounds and focusing on terrain, not snow conditions.)

Basics of Outdoor Winter Travel ($25)
Sunday, February 24, 2019  1:00 PM
Maria Nemethy
Emily Sagalyn

An introduction to spending time in the outdoors in winter. This afternoon hike will be geared toward those with little (or no) experience in outdoor winter travel. It will involve going uphill but should not be overly strenuous. Considerations such as route planning, gear selection, travel strategies, and emergency planning will be discussed. Come prepared to spend the afternoon walking outside, and bring what gear you think you would need for an all-day outing!

Finding Your Way Out ($25)
Sunday, February 24, 2019  1:15 PM
Charles Mize

In this seminar, we will introduce the essentials of topographical map reading and personal navigation with map and compass.  From a brief overview of map projections and essential cartography, we will move to a thorough exploration of topographical map features, magnetic declination, compass use and the skills of cross-bearing and dead reckoning. 

Snow Shelters ($40) *
Monday, February 25, 2019  1:00 PM
* Fee Includes: shovel, gondola ticket
Todd Miner

Learn to build a variety of snow shelters including snow caves, quinzees, ranger trenches, and igloos for survival or just for fun. Get outside and experience winter survival techniques, building snow shelters and learning about recognition and treatment of common winter medical challenges.

Wildland Firefighting: Technical & Medical Strategies. Chief Matthew Burchett tribute. ($25)
Monday, February 25, 2019  1:00 PM
Noah Jordahl
Zane Thompson
David Telian

Wildfires have become a constant threat in the Western United States. Wilderness medical providers and Wildland firefighters must possess a unique set of skills to manage these fires, stay safe, and respond to medical emergencies. This workshop will outline wildland firefighting strategies with lecture and small group discussion formats. Real scenarios will be discussed to challenge participants to design strategies to manage wildfires. Medical problems will then be discussed. Matthew Burchett was a Utah Wildland Firefighter killed on August 2018 in the Mendocino California wildfire. Matt was a father, friend, and hero, and we present this workshop in his honor.

Communications ($25)
Monday, February 25, 2019  1:00 PM
Jaren Blake
Paul Queior

The Wilderness Communications workshop is designed to be a hands-on session with various communications equipment.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own device.  The workshop will address any specific-use questions of the participants. Domestic, international, and disaster communication situations will be discussed and when feasible, demonstrated.

Musculoskeletal Evaluation for the Wilderness Practitioner ($25)
Monday, February 25, 2019  2:30 PM
Tony Islas
Jenevieve Kincaid


K9 Avalanche Rescue - Wasatch Backcountry K9's ($30) *
Tuesday, February 26, 2019  1:00 PM
* Fee Includes: gondola ticket


Backcountry Hemorrhage Control Options ($25)
Tuesday, February 26, 2019  1:00 PM
Brad Bennett

This workshop will provide the ability to see the tourniquets and hemostatic agents as well as some other novel devices as recommended for use by the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care (CoTCCC), Defense Health Board, Department of Defense. This content became the basis for the Stop the Bleed course now taught in the U.S. to help train the lay public how to stop major bleeding. We will discuss the correct application, how they work, the pros and cons, and lessons learned for managing severe bleeding in both the front and back country. The emphasis will be to effectively educate the attendees who are not as aware of the evidence-based data on the lessons learned from the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan for severe hemorrhage control. See the Special Edition on Tactical Combat Casualty Care, Wilderness & Environmental Medicine Journal, June 2017.

Ice Axe Self Arrest ($55) *
Tuesday, February 26, 2019  1:00 PM
* Fee Includes: ice axe, helmet, gondola ticket
Todd Miner

An ice axe is the most important piece of gear for alpine climbing or winter exploration of vertical environments. Learn how to use an ice axe to more efficiently and safely climb and descend in snowy terrain. Practice alpine ice axe climbing techniques, self-arrest, and snow anchors. No experience necessary and equipment provided.

Mass Casualty Incident Triage ($25)
Tuesday, February 26, 2019  1:00 PM
Cindy Bitter
Michelle Storkan
Neil McCormack

During this session you will learn and practice victim identification, triage, stabilization, local treatment and extraction in a back country environment with multiple victims.