The intent of this app is to educate and to hopefully save lives of those who venture out into our beautiful backcountry here in Utah. I use this app before heading out as step 1 towards safety and my friends do as well.&
It’s so hard to maneuver this app. While I do like what they tried to do with the update, there are just too many bugs and layout issues. Why do I have to turn my phone sideways to view the app now? When I try to view event map photos, it doesn’t show you, and when you fiddle with it enough to get the photo to show up it’s incredibly small. Please update the app and debug! Thank you for all you do!
I loved using this app, super user friendly and simple to get the info you needed. Then they updated and removed the Crested Butte area forecast for some reason. Now I basically don’t use it at all because it serves no purpose for me. What a bummer
It’s Nov 2020 and it’s snowing in CO. I use the CAIC mobile app as my go to and decided to try this app out. Unfortunately it’s not functioning for CO yet :(. It also separates the S and N San Juan zones where the CAIC has then together on their app. This is probably why there’s and error “404” showing when you click on these zones. Admin should fix this.
I want to like this app. I look at WA state avy conditions. This app makes it hard to find that information. I can find it, but it’s inconvenient, like it doesn’t like NWAC data or the data’s not formatted correctly. BC zones work, why not WA?? Despondent. Fix my problems. Please. I will love you. I’m using iOS 14.2, latest version of avy forecast as of today.
The entire Cascade Range is shown on the map as a grey “No Rating”. When you click on a specific region, it takes you not to that specific region, but to a list of all of the regions, and when you find the one you’re looking for, the avy risk is orange/considerable or red/severe, not grey. This app is dangerous to use for a novice!
Offline cache feature not working for NWAC zones and Mt Hood zone doesn’t populate even when connected to internet. Would love to give this app 5 stars for what they’re trying to accomplish, but the execution is significantly poor for the NWAC regions at least.
I've used this app for years, and love it. But this year there is no color coding for "at a glance" forecast -- it is all gray. And when I tap on a region, I get all the forecasts for the entire state starting with the Olympics. Canada looks and works, but who is in charge of Washington? You're not doing your job !!!
At first I was looking for a CAIC app for Colorado's snow pack but had to pay for that. But this app is so much better. It shows a map of the area your phone is closest to and gives an avi forecast for the range with colored avi ratings. If you click on a range it pulls up the forecast for that region. For Colorado obviously it's CAIC but they gave compiled all the forecasting websites in to the map so when you click on a area that shows up. It's great for stuff you ski every day and also great for traveling to ski stuff you have never seen before.
This is a great app that gives a quick summary of conditions across a large area. Well done! My only minor issue is the hard and fast difference in conditions displayed at national borders. I LOL when i see for example that Danger is Considerable in Southern BC and Moderate 2 miles away in Northern WA? But that's not something you can fix - the regional forecasters need to work that out Again, well done!
This app makes access to important avi information so simple!. Its the next step in avi awareness... consolidating the work of professional forecasters into one interactive map. As an outdoor instructor and backcountry skier, the importance of this app is clear. Simple access to critical information makes everyone more aware. Thanks.
Just downloaded it and give it 5 stars just for the idea. It appears that as long as you view the detailed Avy reports for the zone or zones of interest that they are also cached! I can't wait to test it further. I would pay for this app, nice work Seth!
Wished I would have found this earlier! Getting emails from forecast centers is nice to read while sipping coffee but this is a great tool that allows you to check multiple areas quickly. Nice to have the big picture right at your fingertips.
This is a great way to keep track of the trending snow patterns. All at your your fingertips, the access allows you to easily check out conditions over the course of the year. I highly recommend this app for anyone heading into the backcountry.
This app actually gives you the CAIC's website information, and it is very useful. If you are going to be spending any time in the back country, or you are trying to stay caught up on BC conditions, I highly recommend picking this app up.
Well done, an invaluable tool to obtain an instant update on the regional picture of avalanche danger levels. One still needs to make site specific evaluations and reassess continually. avalanche dangers. I will spread the word!
Get real-time updates on avalanche danger levels with Avalanche Forecasts. Our app makes it easy to see current danger levels at-a-glance for every forecast center in North America. Simply select your desired timeframe (Today/Tomorrow/2 Days Out) and view color-coded danger levels on the map. Click on any region to view the detailed avalanche forecast from the source forecasting center. With support for forecasts from over 20 centers, including NWAC (Northwest US), CAIC (Colorado), UAC (Utah), SAC (Central Sierras), ESAC (Eastern Sierras), MSAC (Mount Shasta), BAC (Bridgeport, CA), BTAC (Jackson Hole), GNFAC (Bozeman), WCMAC (Missoula), FAC (Kalispell/Whitefish), SNFAC (Sun Valley), IPAC (Idaho Panhandle), PAC (McCall), MWAC (Mount Washington), KPAC (Flagstaff), TAC (Taos), WAC (NE Oregon), CNFAIC (Chugach), JAC (Juneau), AAC (Anchorage), HAIC (Haines), VAC (Valdez), Cordova, HPAC (Hatcher Pass), Avalanche Canada, Parks Canada, WhistlerBlackcomb, VIAC (Vancouver Island), and Avalanche Quebec (Chic Chocs) forecasting centers, you can stay informed no matter where you are. For feature suggestions, bug reports, or other feedback, please contact us at [email protected].