This year the Utah Avalanche Center (UAC) added a new distribution method for their daily advisories using MP3 files available from their web site. Click Here for the Web Audio Advisories. This adds MP3s to their already robust distribution techniques including email notifications and a toll free phone number. The podcasts are generally 3-6MB file sizes.
As you might have guessed, their primary concern is Avalanche safety in Utah. I’ve always liked the UAC’s mission statement which is “Our goal is to keep people on top of the Greatest Snow on Earth instead of being buried beneath it.” This crew does an amazing job of helping backcountry skiers stay safe in the ‘Greatest Snow on Earth’. Have you ever checked out all their site has to offer? It’s an incredible resource. Here are just a few things you’ll find atÂ UtahAvalancheCenter.com:
- Daily Avalanche Advisories & Warnings (the two main advisories I watch are the Wasatch Range and Western Uintas Advisories)
- Backcountry Avalanche List (Wasatch Range)
- Mountain Weather Forecasts (UAC Forecast)
- Avalanche Education & Awareness (Check out the Avalanche Encyclopedia)
This site offers much, much more. And if you’re out in the backcountry doing anything you should be sure and subscribe to the advisory podcast RSS feed . Know before you go!
Over and out, Gary M