Northwest Avalanche Center wrote -
We have had a phenomenal rebound season in the Northwest, but all good things must come to an end. As the sun gets higher in the sky and the powder turns to corn, we are turning our attention to next season and our spring fund drive has become a critical piece in this annual transition. We hope you will help us out as we work to continually improve our services, with a big push next year to rebuild the mountain weather forecast on the NWAC website.
As anyone who visits the mountains in the wintertime can attest, the mountain weather forecast produced by the Northwest Avalanche Center is a critical part of an enjoyable (read: safe) day out.
Coupled with our avalanche forecast, the NWAC mountain weather forecast is the foundation to any winter outing in the hills. Our first forecast was issued on December 7, 1975. Our products have come a long way since then, especially the avalanche forecast—rebuilt from the ground up two years ago. When we overhauled our avalanche forecast, we focused on improving user comprehension of our regional forecast while at the same time addressing the wide range of user experiences.
The time has come to bring the NWAC weather forecast up to speed with our avalanche products. Over the next two years, we plan to rebuild how we create the forecast, how it’s entered into the website (saving forecaster time), and ultimately, how the user obtains the information to plan a day in the mountains.
The project begins with a detailed scoping of the current system; formation of a focus group of experts and basic users alike; mock-ups created by a local design firm; and ultimately the website construction. Funding permitting, and with your help, we plan to launch the new forecast page in the fall 2017.
Need a little extra incentive to donate? Our generous sponsors have stepped up to offer some awesome raffle prizes. For every $25 you donate, you will get one raffle entry to win the prize for the day you donate!
April 28-29: Giro Combyn Helmet + Blok Goggle AND Arcteryx Quintic 38 pack. Click Here for rules. No purchase necessary.
April 30-May 1: Mervin Banana Magic BTX 152cm Snowboard
May 2: Salomon Mtn Lab 114 ski (176cm)
May 3: Give Big: Tuesday, May 3 is the final day of our campaign and is also Give Big. If you donate on May 3, the Seattle Foundation will match your donation…and you’ll be entered to win your choice of Scarpa ski boots. Be sure to donate via this link and not the Crowdrise site.
THE FINE PRINT: For every $25 dollars donated, you will receive one raffle entry for the prize offered that day (ie. A $75 donation would get you 3 entries). Winner will be notified via email and announced on the NWAC Facebook page.
Feel free to donate any way you wish.
Donate on Crowdrise.com. Remember you don't have to pay the "Optional Processing Fee". Click on the text and select 0%.
Mail: 15600 NE 8th St – Suite B1-711, Bellevue, WA 98008. Use this form.
Any donations that come in via mail or via our online donation platform will be input into Crowdrise as offline donations and counted toward the campaign.