Your Source for Avalanche Information and Education

Since 2001, the West Central Montana Avalanche Foundation has been a vital link between limited funding from the U.S. Forest Service and the necessary expenses to run the West Central Montana Avalanche Center. Today, we contribute over two-thirds of the center’s operating budget, maintain, offer top-notch avalanche education, and connect backcountry enthusiasts with crucial safety resources. With your support, we continue to provide these essential services for our growing backcountry community.

Your past support has been incredible, and we’re deeply grateful. Yet, we still need your help this year and beyond as we strive to enhance our forecast products. You are an invaluable partner, and we can expand our impact together. We invite you to stand with us in backing your avalanche center during┬áMissoula Gives!

Missoula Gives

Missoula Gives is live now and ends at 7 p.m. tomorrow! This annual online giving event unites you with the local nonprofits and causes closest to your heart. Contributing to the West Central Montana Avalanche Foundation during Missoula Gives is an investment in the future of our avalanche center and the educational initiatives that benefit our region. Discover more about our fundraising objectives and join us in reaching them by visiting our Missoula Gives page: click HERE.

We Rely on Your Support!

Did you know that, unlike most Avalanche Centers, we are a local nonprofit organization? This unique setup presents challenges as we strive to deliver top-tier forecast products to our growing user base. Yet, it also empowers you, the backcountry recreationist, to directly shape your community by aiding our expansion efforts!

Our goal is clear: raise funds to increase the frequency of avalanche forecasts until we achieve full-week coverage! Last year, your generosity allowed us to add a third forecaster to our team, significantly improving our capabilities. This year, we expanded our weekly forecast schedule to include a fourth forecast day. With your continued support, we can plan for additional forecasts and progress toward full-week coverage!

Every contribution, regardless of size, creates a meaningful impact! We are honored to collaborate with you to further our mission. Together, we enhance the services you rely on and foster a vibrant, safe, and responsible backcountry community. Learn more about Missoula Gives and pledge your support today by visiting our event page: click HERE. Thank you for being a crucial part of our journey!