Craig Gordon

Forecaster, Media Coordinator, Utah Avalanche Center

Craig Gordon

Forecaster, Media Coordinator, Utah Avalanche Center

Biography

Craig is the sole avalanche forecaster for the western Uinta Mountains – an area accessed primarily by snowmobiles – and handles much of the avalanche education for snowmobiles groups. Craig has done avalanche control for Brighton Ski Area in Utah since the mid 1980’s and then worked as a helicopter ski guide. He has worked for the Forest Service Avalanche Center since 2000.

Craig developed the “Know Before You Go” avalanche awareness program for young adults in 2004, which has been extremely popular. The one-hour program includes a 15-minute video and slide show presentation and is taught by a team of local avalanche professionals. The program has directly reached over 300,000 students in Utah to date and has spread around North America. Craig’s legendary enthusiasm and communication skills keep him in high demand on the avalanche lecture circuit and television appearances.

All sessions by Craig Gordon

Avalanche Emergencies

Nov 11 2021
08:00 - 09:00
Grand Ballroom