Avalanche Forecasting

Grand Teton National Park provides access to some of the best terrain in North America. The popularity of backcountry skiing and riding continues to increase in the Tetons—there are more and more users venturing into technical avalanche terrain each year.

In fall of 2018, the Foundation purchased two weather stations (wind and snow) that were placed in the Surprise Lake area of Grand Teton National Park. Data from these sensors supports the Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center’s daily forecast and provides skiers and riders with more information before entering the park’s backcountry.

The Foundation is also supporting a meteorological technician who assesses the snowpack and makes professional-level observations throughout Grand Teton National Park. The technician collaborates with Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center to create the daily forecast.

Be sure to visit http://jhavalanche.org/ for the most up-to-date information regarding avalanche conditions in the Teton Range.

Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center employees and Jenny Lake Climbing Rangers assemble and install the new wind station near Surprise Lake in Grand Teton National Park.

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