Grand Teton National Park Foundation

Weather Stations Ready for Winter

Friday, September 21st, 2018

BTAC employees and Jenny Lake Climbing Rangers assemble the new wind station near Surprise Lake.

We successfully reached our fundraising goal in August to purchase two, temporary winter weather stations for Grand Teton National Park that will help improve Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center's (BTAC) forecast. Thanks to our passionate and generous community of backcountry skiers and riders, snow and wind stations were installed in the Surprise Lake/Disappointment Peak area in September. Data from these stations will inform BTAC’s daily forecast and raw data will also be available for backcountry users on BTAC's website.

Thank you to everyone that supported the effort and made the installment of weather stations in Grand Teton National Park possible. The Foundation is now raising money for a meteorological technician who will provide professional-level snow pack assessments and observations to support the daily avalanche forecast. For more information about this project, please contact Maddy Johnson at maddy@gtnpf.org.

A helicopter carries weather station equipment to the Surprise Lake area.

BTAC employees secure the wind station tripod.