The West Central Montana Avalanche Foundation (WCMAF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The mission of the WCMAF is to support avalanche forecasting and education throughout West Central Montana.
The WCMAF operates in support of the West Central Montana Avalanche Center (WCMAC). The WCMAC generates avalanche advisories for the WCMAC advisory area and provides information to the public regarding terrain, weather and snow conditions that contribute to avalanche danger.
The WCMAF, in partnership with the Lolo National Forest, provides the website (missoulaavalanche.org) for posting of avalanche advisories, public observations, educational programs, awareness events and backcountry weather resources.
Since the inception of the WCMAF, funds have been raised in support of WCMAC avalanche advisories and education initiatives. Goals for FY18 include furthering the development of the WCMAC advisory program and mechanized avalanche education initiative.
The WCMAF provides and maintains four avalanche transceiver training parks which are located at Lost Trail Pass Ski Area, Lolo Pass Visitor Center, Montana Snowbowl Ski Area and the Seeley Lake Driftriders Warming Hut (west of Marshall Lake) near Seeley Lake, MT.