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Lake Dinah Avalanche 01/01/2020 Preliminary Report

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Preliminary Report of Lake Dinah Avalanche Accident  On January 01, 2020, at approximately 1400hrs, three snowmobilers were involved in an avalanche approximately 1 mile NW of Lake Dinah, 12 miles NW of Seeley Lake, MT.  The riders were caught and carried a short distance, two were fully buried, and...

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Snowpack Summery 12/24/2019

Snowpack

Snowpack Summary 24/12/2019 What to say about this season’s snowpack? It’s the focus of many conversations I’m having recently, mostly about when we are going to get one. From a ski and snowboard perspective, it’s a bit grim, high snow line, lots of exposed hazards, poor snowpack structure with...

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The Collective | Will Call Tickets Available

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It’s time to get excited for winter with another great film from your friends at Faction Skis & Red Bull Media House. Join us this Thursday, Nov. 7th, at the Roxy theater for the Missoula premiere of The Collective. Doors open at 7 PM with the show starting at...

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We’re Hiring!

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West Central Montana Avalanche Center Avalanche Forecaster Position Currently one Missoula based position available: Full-time seasonal  Position Overview/Summary: West Central Montana Avalanche Center (WCMAC) Avalanche Forecasters deliver avalanche forecasts and other information as required for the West Central Montana avalanche forecast area. The forecast area covers approximately 908,721 acres and...

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Upcoming: 13th Annual Pray For Snow Party

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Greetings From Missoula Avalanche Winter is just around the corner, and the biggest backcountry event in the region is coming up. The 13th Annual Pray For Snow Party will be held on Friday, October 4th from 5-10 pm at the Caras Park Pavillion in Missoula, Montana. If you have...

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BEERS WITH YOUR AVALANCHE FORECASTER

Education | Snowpack | Weather

WCMAC forecasters are in the field analyzing how recent storm snow is gaining strength, tracking where the wind is drifting snow and keeping a close eye on buried persistent weak layers. This Thursday 1/10/19 from 6 – 8 PM at Big Sky Brewing, they will return from a day in...

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Avalanche Fatality Near Choteau

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Unfortunately, we just received word that an avalanche fatality occurred yesterday outside of Choteau. Preliminary information is that the individual was in a snowmobile group and not wearing an avalanche transceiver. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims family and friends. Flathead Avalanche Center staff will be...

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Know Before You Go | Online Avalanche Education Program

Education

Looking to become more familiar with avalanche awareness information or brush up on key safety points before heading into the backcountry? Check out the new Know Before You Go (KBYG) e-learning program from the Utah Avalanche Center. This free interactive learning platform is designed for anyone who wants to learn more about...

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Motorized Specific Avalanche Level 1 Courses

Education | Mechanized

We are excited to partner with the Mountain Riding Lab again this year to provide high-quality motorized level 1 courses designed specifically for snowmobilers and snow bikers. These courses focus on developing a solid foundation in avalanche knowledge and how it applies it to mountain riding. Grab your riding...

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