Grand Teton National Park Foundation

Thanks to the generous support of the local community and the Steve Romeo Memorial Fund, we’ve met our goal! Winter weather stations will be installed in the park before the snow flies.

Stay tuned this fall for updates and more information.

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.

The current Teton Area avalanche forecast does not include specialized weather data from Grand Teton National Park’s backcountry. In partnership with Grand Teton National Park and Bridger Teton Avalanche Center (BTAC), Grand Teton National Park Foundation is raising money to purchase weather stations for the park that will provide additional data to enhance BTAC’s local avalanche forecast.

Show your support by donating today

Help us source weather data directly from Grand Teton to support the Teton Area avalanche forecast

  • If we meet our goal by September 1, weather stations will be installed this fall for the 2018-2019 winter season and will integrate into the current BTAC Teton Area forecast (stations are temporary and will be installed in the fall and taken down every spring)
  • Wind and snow stations will be placed in the central part of the range (where there is heavy use by skiers/riders) and in the northern part of the park that will enhance BTAC’s Teton Area forecast
  • Additional data will provide skiers and riders with better information before entering the park’s backcountry

Current Teton Area avalanche forecast

  • Covers the 45-mile long Teton Range, including a large portion that lies within Grand Teton National Park
  • Most weather data for the avalanche forecast is currently collected outside of Grand Teton National Park’s boundaries
  • Precipitation, wind, and temperatures can vary dramatically over short distances
  • The two images are examples of the wind and snow equipment that will be purchased for the park
Snotel Station

Support of any size will help us reach our $25,000 goal!