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    Weather Forecasts & Maps for route and trip planning.

    Current and forecasted weather conditions are an important part of any alpine or backcountry trip. The weather in the mountains is variable but with proper planning and care, many adventurers approach and complete their objectives no matter the season.

    Winter is upon us. You can expect to experience mud, ice and snow on trails. Travelling on snow is fun when you are properly prepared.

    Maps & Forecasts

    Snow Depth

    Snow Depth shows the estimated total overall snowfall for an area and provides a good idea of general snow coverage. Many zones in the yellow, orange and red end of the color legend will provide decent snow for snow sports in bounds and out.

    New Snow

    New Snow shows the potential amount of new snow expected according to a forecast model for the 10 days. Be aware that weather in higher elevation environments can be variable and may vary from forecasted conditions.

    Avalanche Danger & Risk Management

    Backcountry Travel is inherently dangerous. The avalanche danger scale provides a broad overview of the potential risk for avalanche danger and should be understood and respected by all backcountry enthusiasts.

    North American Avalanche Danger Scale

    A five level system for classifying least to highest amount of danger using the following scale: 1 – Low, 2 – Moderate, 3 – Considerable, 4 – High, 5 – Extreme. Danger ratings are typically provided for three distinct elevation bands. Although the danger ratings are assigned numerical levels, the danger increases exponentially between levels.

    North American Avalanche Danger Scale

    This video provides an overview of the North American Avalanche Danger Scale:


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