Current Avalanche Advisory

Avalanche Problems

Forecaster: Michael Hatch
Updated: 7 months ago (Fri, Apr 15)
BOTTOM LINE: With the addition of 8" to 12" or more of new snow above 8,000' sitting on stout and slick melt/freeze crusts our area mountains are likely to experience a major wet slab and loose wet natural avalanche cycle as temps climb and melt water percolates through the snowpack. With temperatures at upper elevations reaching into the upper 50's and with no solid freeze likely from Saturday onwards the pos...    Read more

WAC News

Mid Summer Update

by Julian Pridmore-Brown
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 11:15 PM

I hope everyone is having great summer. Thanks to the fine work of some of Kip's friends we are offering a special limited edition hat in memory of Kip. The hat features a rendition of the view Kip and his partner had on their last tour together standing at the top of the Joseph headwall. It's has a WAC logo on the side. All profits from the sale of this hat will go to the avalanche center. If you go to the "Support WAC Now" button on any page, you will find our contribution page. We are offering the hat for free to anyone that contributes $100 or more. If you would like to purchase just the hat, please visit a local retail sponsor such as Winding Waters or Blue Mountain... Read more


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