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Pray for Snow

Fundraising | General

Winter has arrived, and rallying in support of your avalanche center has gone virtual. Don’t despair; the Pray for Snow tradition is alive and well! While we won’t be gathering

Going Big… Image

Going Big…


Dear Missoula & Beyond, While my involvement with Missoula Avalanche stretches back 14 or 15 years, in the coming months, I will be retiring after 13 years of official duties.

Snowpack Update Image

Snowpack Update

General | Snowpack | Weather

Snowpack Discussion  The snowpack continues to evolve in West Central Montana. In late January, our primary avalanche concern was persistent slab avalanches failing on facets at the bottom of the

01-24-20 Snowpack Update Image

01-24-20 Snowpack Update

Education | General | Snowpack | Weather

Avalanche conditions from January 11th until January 24th have been at considerable danger, trending towards moderate danger. We are currently most concerned with persistent weak layers, failing near the ground on depth hoar and facets. The second

Snowpack Upadate 01/10/2020 Image

Snowpack Upadate 01/10/2020


1-10-20 Snowpack Update After the winter solstice, we got a small snowstorm that deposited a few inches of snow and a crust layer on the top of the snowpack. Before