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Even though our ‘Support Your Forecast’ campaign has ended, the need for funding for avalanche centers is still present. You can still support your local avalanche center when you buy onX Backcountry. Learn More here.

Why Support Avalanche Centers?

Avalanche centers provide life-saving information about snowpack, stability, and avalanche risk in daily forecasts for local regions during the winter season. There are 24 avalanche forecasting centers that onX is working with to bring you an exceptional map that’s built for backcountry touring. Just like the snowpack, funding can be very unstable for smaller nonprofits such as these.

How To Support Your Forecast

Click on your local avalanche center from the list below and purchase your onX Backcountry membership. Once you have navigated to your avalanche center of choice, you will save 20% off of your first year of onX Backcountry and we will then donate 20% of the proceeds to your avalanche center.

The Ultimate App for the Backcountry

onX Backcountry is the ultimate tool for planning and navigating your winter pursuits. Make smarter terrain and route planning decisions with our App at your fingertips. We collaborate with avalanche centers to build a digital map that keeps you updated on avalanche forecasts, observations, fatalities, and more. Support their work by buying an onX Backcountry membership now.

Avalanche Reports and Observations

onX Backcountry has partnered with avalanche centers to show daily avalanche forecasts, avalanche observations, and historic avalanche fatalities.

Backcountry Ski & Splitboard Routes

View professionally-curated backcountry touring routes to help plan your tour. Featuring guidebook quality descriptions, onX Backcountry can help you discover new areas and objectives.

SNOTEL Data

View current snow depth, temperatures, and 24 hour accumulations from SNOTEL sites in the backcountry to optimize your powder day.

Slope Angle & Slope Aspect Maps

Use Slope Angle and Slope Aspect shading to evaluate the terrain you will be touring in. Utilize Slope Angle and Aspect in conjunction with the day’s avalanche report to plan a safer tour. 

Winter Aerial Imagery

Visualize your objective in 3D with aerial snow imagery. Explore backcountry zones, Waypoints, Tracks, and terrain features in stunning snowy detail before hitting the skin track.

Offline Maps

Offline Maps allow you to view detailed maps and your current location without the need for cell service. Download offline maps before you head out on your next tour.

Frequently Asked Questions

What will the avalanche centers be doing with these funds?

20% of your web purchase during the Support Your Forecast campaign will support the operations costs of avalanche forecasting centers. This includes helping fund free avalanche advisories and forecasts throughout the snow season, as well as avalanche awareness and education programs the centers host.

Beyond purchasing, how can I ensure my regional avalanche center is well funded?

Consider a donation through their website.

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