NWAC has a host of outreach programs including youth, snowmobile, snowshoeing, and general outreach to the public. Whether on the snow or under a roof, NWAC is thrilled to be present at your wintertime event. Informed staff and volunteers can provide your community with information about the Northwest Avalanche Center, in addition to some resources to start or continue their journey in winter backcountry recreation.

In addition to our standard outreach, NWAC has launched and grown a Trailhead Outreach Project. The primary goal of this program is to reach winter backcountry recreationists where they play and inform them of the forecasting services and education opportunities the center provides to their community. NWAC’s Trailhead Outreach Project’s success is driven by its simplicity – folks connecting with folks at popular trailheads with easy access to avalanche terrain. We train a legion of volunteers to set-up tents and tables with outreach information, collect surveys with user information, and to engage with the public. The program wouldn’t be as successful as it is without the support of our volunteers, so please consider joining the program. The data collected from these events can be found below.   

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