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Missoula Gives Event | Today! Image

Missoula Gives Event | Today!

Fundraising | General

đź—“ | 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...

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Help Support Your Avalanche Center | Public Observations

Education | Fundraising | General | Snowpack | Weather

Avalanche forecasters play a critical role in protecting the public and raising avalanche awareness by communicating the potential for avalanches to cause harm or injury to backcountry travelers. West Central Montana Avalanche Center (WCMAC) forecasters work to keep you informed of the danger avalanches pose by gathering as much information as possible from...

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Avalanche Terrain | Generating Travel Plans

Education | General | Snowpack | Weather

Generating backcountry travel plans without avalanche center forecast information requires knowledge of weather events. Review snotel data for current snow totals and weather station data for temperatures, wind trends, and speeds. With these tools, you can get an idea of the avalanche problems you could encounter on your trip and choose appropriate terrain...

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Upcoming: SNOWMOBILE RESCUE AND SKILLS COURSE WITH MIKE DUFFY Image

Upcoming: SNOWMOBILE RESCUE AND SKILLS COURSE WITH MIKE DUFFY

Education | Mechanized

The course is taught from a mechanized snowmachine perspective by certified avalanche instructors with 20+ years of mountain riding experience and excellent avalanche education skills. The course is designed for recreational riders, guides, and search and rescue teams. Participants will focus on how to avoid being caught in avalanche situations...

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What you don’t know can kill you

Education | General | Snowpack

Many avalanche victims don’t know they are in avalanche danger and are unprepared to deal with an avalanche. This doesn’t have to happen – the danger signs are usually obvious to those who know what to look for. Just as those in Hawaii learn about the dangers of rip...

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Upcoming: Mechanized Mountain Rider avalanche education

Education | General | Mechanized

We are excited to offer new avalanche education offerings developed specifically for snowmobilers and mechanized mountain riders. These courses are taught from a mechanized perspective by certified avalanche instructors with 20+ years of mountain riding experience and excellent avalanche education skills. These courses are designed for recreational riders, guides, and...

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Weather Summary 1/14/18

General | Weather

The week started out simply enough, a scattered inch here and there before dramatically shifting mid-week. Wednesday brought a foot of snow to the Seeley Lake area and inch and a half of water. The northern half of the advisory area got the most snow and water from the...

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