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Avalanche conditions

Postby WyomingSummits » Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:12 pm

What's the go-to site for avalanche conditions on major peaks? I'm looking for one that gives up to date info as they get it and goes into details such as fresh loading, depth hoar, etc. Also, what's the best site for weather forecasts for major peaks and ranges?
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Re: Avalanche conditions

Postby Diggler » Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:36 pm

This is good for the PNW (except for the fact that it doesn't go S of Hood...):
http://www.nwac.us/

The Mt. Shasta ranger station always provides 1st class beta about the snow conditions on the mountain, & they're super nice guys overall too: 530.926.4511
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Re: Avalanche conditions

Postby mconnell » Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:24 pm

You will need to narrow that request down a bit. Which specific ranges do you want to know about? Post it to the area specific board and you will get the info you need.
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Re: Avalanche conditions

Postby WyomingSummits » Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:36 am

mconnell wrote:You will need to narrow that request down a bit. Which specific ranges do you want to know about? Post it to the area specific board and you will get the info you need.


Yeah, I wasn't very clear on that. :) I meant, is there one site where you can select the range you want info on? Or do you have to go to each individual forest service or park page to find the info like usual? It's not that big a deal, would just save a bit of time for trip planning if one were trying to find the best conditions between a few viable destinations.
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Re: Avalanche conditions

Postby Ben Beckerich » Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:55 am

I'm not aware of any broad coverage avy forecasting.. Just regional organizations. Shasta has one, NWAC does Baker through Hood, others do others.

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Re: Avalanche conditions

Postby Fred Spicker » Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:51 pm

Site with links to all regional avalanche centers and lots of other good stuff:

http://www.avalanche.org/
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