The West Central Montana Avalanche Foundation (WCMAF) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting avalanche safety, education, and awareness throughout West Central Montana.

The WCMAF operates in support of the West Central Montana Avalanche Center (WCMAC), which provides avalanche advisories and information to all interested user groups regarding terrain, weather and snow conditions that contribute to avalanche danger in West Central Montana.

The WCMAF, in partnership with the Lolo National Forest, provides the website ( for posting of avalanche advisories and information pertinent to avalanche safety, education, and awareness.

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 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.