Avalanche Centers

The USFS operates a network of 14 backcountry avalanche centers that are supported in large part by public donations and other partnerships (often 50% of the costs). Avalanche centers generally begin operations when there is enough snow to recreate and provide daily avalanche advisories and other public safety products throughout the winter. These advisories are accessed more than six million times during the winter months. In addition, each center provides avalanche related education to local user groups; educating tens of thousands of people annually.

Click on the map below to get your local avalanche advisory.