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Today was a nice day for education. Thanks to the talented group of Friends of GNFAC instructors, and to all the students that showed up eager to learn about avalanche terrain, snowpack, and rescue. For more classes see our calendar at mtavalanche.com
Today was a nice day for education. Thanks to the talented group of Friends of GNFAC instructors, and to all the students that showed up eager to learn about avalanche terrain, snowpack, and rescue. For more classes see our calendar at mtavalanche.com
Today on Buck Ridge we found a stable snowpack without widespread buried weak layers. Cold weather is creating a weak surface that might be a problem when it gets buried. #gnfacobs #buckridge
#yellowmule
Today on Buck Ridge we found a stable snowpack without widespread buried weak layers. Cold weather is creating a weak surface that might be a problem when it gets buried. #gnfacobs #buckridge #yellowmule

GNFAC News

Fund-Raiser for the Friends of GNFAC. Support avalanche awareness, education and information throughout southwest Montana. Tickets and info.

May 3-4th, Give Big online fundraising campaign! This is our one-and-only financial appeal to our users.

Sledders, mark your calendar for May 19, the 2nd Annual Sled Fest in Cooke City. It’s a fundraiser for the Friends of the Avalanche Center and there will be a DJ, raffle prizes and BBQ on the mountain.

Alex Marienthal and Doug Chabot provide a few thoughts about why you should read the daily advisory. As the season wears on, don't get "Advisory Fatigue." There is a lot of winter still to come!

Resources

Weather Stations

Weather Stations provide the GNFAC forecasters with information on snowfall, wind and temps from around the region. The Weather Log summarizes this daily.

Avalanche Education

GNFAC partners with groups around the region to provide evening avalanche classes, plus full day and multi-day courses, including some weekend field days. All our class offerings, along with courses from other providers, are on our Education Calendar.

Placenames

Use this map to find the locations of unfamiliar places mentioned in the advisory. Also take a look at our glossary of avalanche terms.

Support

Donate to the Friends of GNFAC; or order DVDs or 'Snow Sense' avalanche safety handbook.