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Every day we will be giving away prizes to those who make donations! For every $25 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 NWAC social media.

Additionally, a donation during the Spring Fund Drive over $50 automatically includes you as an NWAC member and qualifies your for the associated gift! Donate over $100 or more and you will receive this year’s t-shirts.

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2019 / 2020 Season Initiatives

Increase Staff

The most important input to our avalanche and weather forecasts is increased field staff capacity. We need two more field specialists in order to improve our forecasts and bring our staffing to a sustainable and efficient level.

If we are able to reach our funding goals, next season these positions will be placed in underserved locales such as the NE cascades and Mt Hood.

Purchase Two Snowmobiles

NWAC is the only major US avalanche center that does not own snowmobiles, even though much of our forecast region is only accessible by snowmachine. Purchasing two snowmobiles for the 2019/20 season will:

- Allow us to respond and compile incident reports
- Access motorized use areas
- Cover more terrain to gain a broader picture of  the snowpack.

Technology Project

Our Website is the connection point between forecasters and users. We work constantly to evolve it to be as clear, concise, and usable as possible.

Next year you’ll see these changes:

- Improved avalanche danger graphics
- Improved responsive design for the avalanche forecast
- Point specific weather tables in the avalanche forecast

In this rapidly shifting landscape we don’t know what the next few months will hold for our community, region, or world. However, we’re certain that the backcountry will still be there on the other side of this and that our community will be more than ready to get back into it.

At NWAC we are working to ensure you all have the best possible tools to get into the mountains again, but we need your support. This Spring Fund Drive we’re asking for your help to build a new website.

The NWAC website was built in 2013 and we have been experiencing an increasing amount of crashes and failures. For you to rely on the forecast, we need a reliable website. The planning, building, and funding of the website is currently underway, and this Spring Fund Drive we need to raise $25k to be ready to launch next season.

Over the past few years we have grown our staff, improved our products, refined our classes, and are reaching more people than ever before, and the next critical step is a new website. 

Benefits to a new platform include:

  • A stable website (you may have noticed increased outages, we sure have)

  • A cleaner interface and improved layout that will be easier to use and understand

  • Ability to integrate media, especially videos into the forecast products

  • Weather forecast segmented by zone and available on the forecast page so you will be able to get the full picture from one page

  • More educational resources that we’ll be able to make more robust and specific to users

  • A massive time savings for forecasters who currently lose around an hour a day to a poorly functioning backend editor giving our forecasters more field time

  • This project is being undertaken in collaboration with other centers across the US which will result in more consistent products

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In response to outages and failures - we are building a new website.

 Help us get there! 

Any donation or membership between April 30th and May 6th qualify you for the Grand or Runner Up Prizes.

GRAND PRIZE KIT 

RUNNER UP

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NWAC / K2 CUSTOM TOP SHEET MINDBENDER 116 OR MINDBENDER 115 ALLIANCE

JONES STORM CHASER SPLITBOARD

ORTOVOX ZOOM+ TRANSCEIVER 

JULBO GOGGLE

PATAGONIA 100L DUFFLE

K2 2020/21 MARAUDER SPLITBOARD

K2 20/21 WAYBACK 106

STEVENS PASS UNLIMITED SEASON PASS

SNOQUALMIE PASS UNLIMITED SEASON PASS

The Spring Fund Drive is part of local and national efforts to raise funds including Give Big and Giving Tuesday. You can donate via the NWAC membership platform to also become a member, via the donation platform, or on the GiveBig portal. All donations are tax deductible. Donate anytime between 4/30-5/6 and you’ll be entered to win the grand prize from our sponsors.

We are blown away by the amount of support we have received from our community during the spring fund drive. with your help we have exceeded our $25,000 goal. Your support of NWAC makes projects like rebuilding our website possible. It also goes towards supporting NWAC operations so that despite these uncertain times we will start next season strong and able to provide you with the tools you need to go into the backcountry. 

Help up keep up the momentum! 

$200 THE NORTH FACE GIFT CERTIFICATE AT ASCENT OUTDOORS

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NWAC membership comes with member gifts and benefits - if you'd like to make a donation of an amount outside of membership levels you can do so here.