OpenSnow, a popular snow forecast subscription site, is now offering avalanche forecasts- for free!
Check out the details from OpenSnow below:
“Avalanche Forecasts are now available on OpenSnow and they are free for everyone to view (other maps, like Estimated Snow Depth and Current & Future Radar, are available exclusively to All-Access subscribers).
As you prepare to go into the backcountry or sidecountry, first check the Avalanche Forecast map layer and tap any colored region for more details.
The data is sourced directly from local avalanche centers and should be used by experienced backcountry travelers in uncontrolled sidecountry and backcountry terrain.
This information does not apply to open, in-bounds terrain at ski resorts, which is subject to avalanche control by local resort ski patrol.”
Pretty neat. There aren’t many (if any) reliable sources of avalanche risks on a nationwide scale. These maps should always be used as a reference, and not the decision-maker when choosing to venture out into the backcountry.
Always use extreme caution when in the backcountry , no matter the conditions.
I’m sure this site will be heavily trafficked with skiers/riders flocking to the backcountry for the first time this season. Remember to stay safe out there, friends.