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Fri, October 9th, 2020 - 7:00AM
Sat, October 10th, 2020 - 7:00AM
HPAC Staff
Conditions Summary

Welcome to the 2020/2021 Season!

While COVID-19 continues to impact our communities, HPAC is planning on a busy season. We are ready to provide regular forecasting and information, as you have come to rely on. November 15 is our regular start up for the full tilt products. Check back here until then for periodic updates, especially surrounding storm cycles.

Remember to support HPAC by clicking on the DONATE button. We need you now more than ever, as our in-person fundraising will be significantly affected by COVID-19 this season. Advertise your business with HPAC. Visit our sponsors page and contact us at info@hpavalanche.org to sponsor a full week of forecasts, with premium advertising exposure.

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It’s time to pull out our avalanche kit and go through our gear with a fine tooth comb. Check beacons for corrosion issues, add fresh batteries, complete range and function tests, test our airbags functionality, and the integrity of our shovels and probes. Replace our old and/or broken gear, as our lives depend on it. It’s an exciting time of year, and we all want to be prepared before we get into the snowy backcountry.

Snow is already accumulating at the upper elevations and we have been out checking up on conditions. See the most recent observations. This video is from September 29, 2020:

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Fri, October 9th, 2020
Fri, October 9th, 2020

NWS Rec Forecast here.

NWS point forecast here.

State Parks Snow Report and Motorized Access information here.

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