Current Avalanche Advisory

Avalanche Problems

Forecaster: Chris Edwards
Updated: 1 day ago (Thu, Jan 18)
BOTTOM LINE: With the storm just starting to hit our region this morning we can expect to see potental avalanche activity increase throughout the day. Natural avalanches are possible and human avalanches are likely on north to northeast to east aspects, mid to upper elevations on wind loaded slopes. The persistent slab problem (Thanksgiving Crust) is buried down anywhere between less then two feet and over thr...    Read more

WAC News

Eastern Oregon Backcountry Festival Jan. 19-21st

by Victor McNeil
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 09:06

Hello friends, the annual Eastern Oregon Backcountry Festival kicks off today, Friday the 19th. We’ll start things off at the Gilbert Center at the EOU Campus, with doors opening at 6:30 and the new TGR flick Rogue Elements will start at 7pm. The event is being sponsored by EOU Outdoor Adventure Program, Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort and the Wallowa Avalanche Center and runs through the 21st. Tickets are available at the door, $10 for students and $15 otherwise, kids under 8 are Free. Micro brews from Side A will be available for purchase as well as raffle tickets for great prizes.

This year we have a BCA Float Airbag, Dynafit Bindings, Beacon, Shovel, Probe rescue package from BCA, Wallowas Scenic Flight, Outdoor Gear from Blue Mountain Outfitters, A-Lakes lift tickets, Da... Read more

6th Annual Eastern Oregon Backcountry Festival, Jan.19-21st

The annual Eastern Oregon Backcountry Festival is taking place at locations in La Grande and Anthony Lakes, Jan.19-21st, 2018. The event is being sponsored by the Outdoor Adventure Program, Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort, and Wallowa Avalanche Center. Activities will kick-off at the Gilbert Center on the EOU campus with the new TGR film, Rogue Elements at 7:00 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19th. Doors open at 6:30pm.


Safe backcountry travel requires preparation, planning, and experience. This website provides you some planning tools, but does not attempt to provide you with all the information required. If you travel in the winter backcountry, we strongly urge you to consider advanced education. Please see our education page for information on local opportunities.