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!

2023/24 Information

Program Dates: Saturdays and Sundays from December to late March

Time: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM 

Locations: Various trailheads across NWAC’s forecasting region including locations at Snoqualmie Pass, Stevens Pass, Mt Baker, Mt Hood, Hurricane Ridge, and the Mountain Loop Highway. 

Training Dates

Lead volunteers will need to attend one 1-hour virtual training with NWAC staff. This training will cover program details, changes, and the sign-up process. 

2023 training dates announced early fall

If you would like to volunteer but have questions about access or accommodations for any of these roles please email NWAC’s Education Coordinator,

Have questions about Trailhead Outreach?

Contact NWAC’s Education Coordinator

The data collected from these events can be found below.

NWAC THO Data 2017-2020