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Upcoming – Avalanche Level 1 Refresher Course Image

Upcoming – Avalanche Level 1 Refresher Course

Education | General

Has it been a while since you took your Level 1 Avalanche Course? The Level 1 Refresher Course is a great opportunity for refining your skills and catching up on best practices for decision making in avalanche terrain. Check out the upcoming Level 1 Refresher Course while spots are...

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Weather Summary 12/31/17

General | Weather

The second week of advisories are in the books and boy was it a doozie. The week started cold and relatively calm. Over the Christmas Holiday snow slowly started to accumulate as 3-6 inches of snow accumulated monday and again on Tuesday. Snows tapered slightly Wednesday before picking up...

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Advisories, Warnings, and Weather Updates

General

The first week of advisories are in the books and there was a ton of information presented in a variety of forms. If you felt overwhelmed last week rest assured you are not alone. We would like to take this time to explain the different methods that we use...

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The Western Montana Winter Fair

Fundraising

    As part of its mission to serve the community year-round, the Missoula County Fairgrounds and Glacier Ice Rink will host the first annual Western Montana Winter Fair, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 1 to 6 pm on December 16 and 17, 2017. This new event...

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The Mountain Weather Lecture Series

Education | General | Snowpack | Weather

In conjunction with UM Campus Recreation, the West Central Montana Avalanche Foundation is hosting a free two-part Mountain Weather lecture series. Featuring guest speaker, LeeAnn Allegretto, NOAA Meteorologist and Avalanche Program Leader from the National Weather Service. Both sections are open to the public and will be held in the...

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AVALANCHE AWARENESS LECTURE  – TONIGHT 6 PM  @ UM – FREE Image

AVALANCHE AWARENESS LECTURE – TONIGHT 6 PM @ UM – FREE

Education | General

AVALANCHE AWARENESS LECTURE – Tonight! Time: 6pm Location: North Underground Lecture Hall 101, UM Campus Cost: FREE Join Josh Tapp, Avalanche Education Coordinator from the West Central Montana Avalanche Center for an introduction to avalanche awareness and safety. The presentation will include video, slides, discussion and Q&A session. Topics covered will...

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Great Article on How to Interpret ECT’s Image

Great Article on How to Interpret ECT’s

Snowpack

Here is a great article on the Black Diamond Site that talks about the uses of snow pack tests to see how sensitive a persistent weak layer is. Here is the link We are having a free Avalanche Awareness Class Tonight 600 pm at North Underground Urey Lecture Hall...

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Changes in Avalanche Education

Education

The American Avalanche Association is currently updating the standards of education in the U.S. The new changes are going into effect for the 17/18 season. Some of the key changes are the division of professional and recreational tracks for level 1 and level 2 classes. If you are a...

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