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West Central MT Avalanche Center Education 2015 Season

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The mission of the West Central Montana Avalanche Center and its friends group, missoulaavalanche, is to provide avalanche information for west central Montana. That is accomplished by providing avalanche advisories and avalanche education programs. It is the beginning of March and educators with the Center have racked up some...

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Avalanche at Freeride World Tour

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This is excellent!  Take the time to fully read the subtitles in the interviews and hear how many precautions are taken and how many resources made available before the decision is made to jump in. Even with the best available information, it’s never a 100% certainty that the snow...

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Missoula Avalanche – Kettlehouse (Northside) Community UNite Fundraiser – Wednesday, Feb 4th – 5-8PM

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Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 4th and join us for a mid-season brew-for-a-cause! The Kettlehouse Brewery continues to support MissoulaAvalanche.org with its Community UNite “Pint Night” tradition…and we couldn’t be more appreciative.  They have helped so many Missoula organizations and non-profits since introducing this fundraising option so many...

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Free Transceiver Clinic at Lolo Pass

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On Sunday January 18th, we will have one of our instructors available from 10am to 2pm (mountain time) to demonstrate how transceivers work and how you can quickly and efficiently find a buried companion. This clinic will be at the Beacon Park next to the visitor center. Just show...

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Avalanche Hazard & Weather Forecasting Program

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Missoulaavalanche and the West Central Montana Avalanche Center are offering a unique education opportunity on January 21 from 6-8pm at the Trailhead, 221 Front St. in Missoula. Avalanche Hazard and Weather Forecasting for Back-country Recreationists A free presentation designed to improve your avalanche hazard and weather forecasting skills! Sponsored by Missoulaavalanche, the West Central...

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Beware the “false stable” snowpit

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In this video we shot on December 21, 2014 I get a result of ECTN 6 in my Extended Column Test. I  had just remotely triggered a medium / large wind slab avalanche on approach to this area. The “bull’s eye” data is clear; the snowpack is unstable. The...

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Knowledge is POWDER!

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This 10 minute video From the Utah Avalanche Center captures these 5 essential points regarding backcountry avalanche safety. Get the gear Get the training Get the forecast Get the picture Get out of harm’s way The video was produced by the UAC with financial support from the International Snowmobile...

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