Black Diamond published a press release today announcing new partnerships with the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC), Northwest Avalanche Center (NWAC), and the Utah Avalanche Center (UAC). In an ongoing effort to publicize snow safety, each avalanche center is launching an app to publish avalanche, weather, road conditions, and mountain information. Arguably, Colorado, Utah, and the Northwest are most dangerous places to ski the backcountry in the continental 48, so this apps should fill in the gap of making conditions easily accessible.
“Our partnerships with the CAIC, NWAC and UAC represent an opportunity for Black Diamond to give back to the global backcountry skiing community,” said Niclas Bornling, vice president of marketing, in the release. “These mobile applications reflect our commitment to the snow safety category and will be an indispensable tool for the backcountry skier allowing us to give our core users a valuable resource wherever they are skiing.”
From the release:
Each mobile application will consolidate avalanche, weather, road conditions and slope information offering their respective backcountry ski communities with an array of information including:
• Daily avalanche advisories in the corresponding CAIC, NWAC and UAC regions• Daily field observations from avalanche forecasters and the community of backcountry skiers• Mountain weather information including forecasts, satellite loops, radar, and web cams• An email form to share your observations with these respective avalanche centers“This partnership merges technology with a common goal to provide avalanche information, education and support for our steadfast community of backcountry skiers for years to come,” explains Aaron Carlson, executive director for the Friends of CAIC.