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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...


Upcoming: 13th Annual Pray For Snow Party


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...



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


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


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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Pray For Snow Party | Save The Date

Fundraising | General | Pray For Snow

Time to mark your calendar for Missoula Avalanche’s 12th Annual Pray For Snow Party! This big bash benefits West Central Montana Avalanche Center (WCMAC) public avalanche awareness information and education opportunities. Festivities will include live music, local food vendors, Big Sky Brewing beverages, awesome raffle prizes, fun and more! With an increasing number...

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Missoula Avalanche | Friends Group

Education | Fundraising | General | Mechanized

Each US Avalanche Center is supported by an affiliated nonprofit entity, or friends group. In essence, the center provides the structure and technical know-how and the non-profit entity engages in fundraising and outreach. Nationwide, more than 50% of avalanche center operational costs are covered by community donations and other...

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Missoula Gives Event | Today!

Fundraising | General

🗓 | Today! Event: Missoula Gives Date: May 4th Time: Now – 10 PM MST Location: Join us from anywhere and everywhere through our online giving platform:  WCMAF | Missoula Gives Missoula Gives provides a great opportunity to give where you live and support the avalanche center services you rely on. Giving goal...