You can never be too prepared when venturing into the backcountry. Know beforeyou go. Call one of the numbers listed here to get the latest avalancheinformation for the area you’ll be riding.

At the bottom of the list are several avalanche training seminars and schoolswhich teach backcountry safety. So check them out.


CALIFORNIA

Mt Shasta/5th Season Shop - (916) 926-3606

Lake Tahoe/Donner Summit Area–Truckee – (916) 587-2158

Central Eastern Sierra–Mammoth Lakes  - (619) 934-6611

Angeles Mtns./George Duffy  - (818) 335-1251

San Bernardino/Ron Huxman – (909) 383-5700


COLORADO

Colorado Rockies–Denver/Boulder – (303) 275-5360

Colorado Rockies–Ft. Collins - (303) 482-0457

Colorado Rockies–Colorado Springs – (719) 520-0020

Colorado Rockies–Vail - (970) 827-5687

Colorado Rockies–Aspen – (970) 1664

Colorado Rockies–Durango - (970) 247-8187


CANADA

Canadian Avalanche Center - (403) 243-7253 ext. 7669


IDAHO

Smokey, Sawtooth, and Pioneer Mountains–Ketchum - (208) 622-8027


MONTANA

Northwest Montana Rockies–Whitefish - (406) 257-8606

South Central Mountains–Boseman – (406) 587-6981

Southern Mountains–Cookie City – (406) 838-2259

Southern Mountains–West Yellowstone – (406) 646-7912


NEVADA

Ruby Mountains – (702) 753-6867


NEW HAMPSHIRE

Tuckerman Ravine – (603) 466-2725


NEW MEXICO

Sange de Cristo Mountains – (505) 776-2291


UTAH

Sundance/Mt. Timpanogos Area–Provo – (801) 374-9770

Tri-Canyon Area–Salt Lake City – (801) 364-1581

Park City Area–East of Tri-Canyons -  (801) 649-2250

Mt. Ogden–South to Tri-Canyons – (801) 621-2362

North Wasatch–Logan – (801) 752-4146

La Sal Mountains–Moab – (801) 259-7669


WASHINGTON

Cascades and Olympics – (206) 526-6677

Southern Washington Cascades and Mt. Hood area –Portland – (503) 326-2400


WYOMING

Teton, Wyoming, and Wind River Mtns.–Teton Village – (307) 733-2664


AVALANCHE SCHOOLS AND SEMINARS

National Avalanche School/National Avalanche Fountain

133 S. Vn Gordon St.

Lakewood, CO 82258

(303) 988-1111


National Avalanche Center

c/o Doug Abromeit

Ketchum Ranger District

Box 2356

Ketchum, ID 83340

(208) 622-5371

(208) 622-3923 (fax)


Alaska Avalanche School

Alaska Mountain Safed Center, Inc.

9140 Brewsters DR.

Anchorage, AK 99516

(907) 345-7736


American Avalanche Institute, Inc.

P.O. Box 308

Wilson, WY 83014

(307) 733-3315


Silverton Avalanche School/Larry Rabb

San Juan Mountain Search and Rescue

c/o San Juan Country Sheriff’s Office

Silverton, CO 81433


Sierra Ski Touring Winter Skills Series

Box 176

Gardenville, NV 89401

(702) 782-3047


Canadian Avalanche Training School

P.O. Box 34004

Truckee, CA 96160

(916) 587-3653