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Full List Of North American Avalanche Forecasting Centers

Every morning, before you go out into the mountains, make sure you are checking and understanding the avalanche forecast for the day.

Checking the avalanche forecast every single day you go out and understanding what it means is one of the biggest things that will keep you safe in the mountains this winter. For those of us who don’t get to ski every single day, or those of us lucky enough to travel and ski, you’ll know that it’s pretty much impossible to keep a close eye on what the local snowpack is doing without digging around and poking your head into the snow. Thanks to our nationwide network of local avalanche centers, making decisions and gathering snow data has never been easier. Below is a list of all the avalanche centers in North America. Please consider donating to help support these organizations! has a map of all forecasting zones of every avalanche center in the United States.

Bridger Teton Avalanche Center

Covers the Tetons, Togwotee Pass, and mountain ranges just south of Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Colorado Avalanche Information Center

Covers the entire state of Colorado.

Sawtooth Avalanche Center

Covers Central Idaho, including the area surrounding Sun Valley.

Utah Avalanche Center

Covers the entire state of Utah.

Taos Avalanche Center

Covers the mountains surrounding Taos, New Mexico.

Sierra Avalanche Center

Covers the northern part of California’s Sierra Nevada range, including Lake Tahoe.

Bridgeport Avalanche Center

Covers California's Bridgeport Winter Recreation area, just north of Yosemite National Park.

Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center

Covers the Eastern portion of the Sierra Nevada range.

Northwest Avalanche Center

Covers the Pacific Northwest, including the Cascade Volcanoes.

Mount Washington Avalanche Center

Covers New Hampshire’s White Mountains, including Tuckerman’s Ravine.

Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center

Covers Southwestern Montana, including the area around Big Sky and Bridger Bowl.

Wallowa Avalanche Center

Covers the mountains of Northeastern Oregon, including the Wallowa Range.

Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center

Covers the mountains of Northern Idaho, including Silver Mountain and the Schweitzer area.

Missoula Avalanche Center

Covers the mountains of West Central Montana surrounding the city of Missoula.

Kachina Peaks Avalanche Center

Covers the mountains of North Central Arizona surrounding the city of Flagstaff.

Mt. Shasta Avalanche Center

Covers Northern California’s Mt. Shasta and the surrounding mountains.

Payette Avalanche Center

Covers the area of Western Idaho surrounding McCall, Brundage and Tamarack.

Flathead Avalanche Center

Covers the area surrounding Whitefish, Montana and Glacier National Park.

Central Oregon Avalanche Center

Covers the central Oregon mountains including Mt. Bachelor.

Alaska Avalanche Information Center

Covers some of the major ranges of Alaska, including the Turnagain Pass and Kenai Peninsula zone, the Haines, Valdez and Cordova areas, the Chugach Range, Hatcher Pass, and the Eastern Alaska Ranges.

Coastal Alaska Avalanche Center

Covers the mountains surrounding the city of Juneau.

Avalanche Canada

A nationwide network that covers all of Canada’s main ranges.

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