NWAC is adapting in-person outreach efforts based around the realities of COVID-19. For the 2020/21 NWAC will be hosting outdoor Trailhead Outreach events to ensure the safety of our backcountry community and volunteers.

Trailhead Outreach

The primary goal of this program is to reach winter backcountry recreationists at local trailheads and inform them of the forecasting services and education opportunities the center provides to their community. NWAC’s Trailhead Outreach Project’s success is driven by its simplicity – volunteers connect with recreationists at popular trailheads with easy access to avalanche terrain. We train a legion of volunteers to set-up tents and tables with outreach information, collect surveys with user information, and to engage with the public.

This program wouldn’t be possible without the support of volunteers, so please consider joining NWAC at a Trailhead Outreach event this season!

Have questions about Trailhead Outreach?

Contact Renee Shapiro, NWAC’s Outreach Coordinator, at renee@nwac.us


The data collected from these events can be found below.

NWAC THO Data 2017-2020