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onX Backcountry and Sierra Nevada Brewing Raise Funds for Local Avalanche Forecast Centers

January 9, 2023

January app subscriptions support avalanche safety and education across the US

Missoula, Mont., January 9, 2023 /OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/onX Backcountry, a navigation and discovery app for outdoor enthusiasts, launches its “Support Your Forecast” program for a second year, supporting avalanche forecast centers across the United States. During the month of January, onX Backcountry is discounting its membership by $10 and donating proceeds to the country’s 24 regional avalanche centers. Sierra Nevada Brewing is partnering with onX Backcountry to get the word out, helping raise funding and awareness around backcountry snow safety and education as the season kicks off.

“Avalanche centers are the unsung heroes of winter,” said professional skier and onX Backcountry and Sierra Nevada ambassador, Griffin Post. “Every morning, our local avalanche forecasters provide snow enthusiasts with life-saving information about the snowpack, its stability, and avalanche risk. To operate, many centers rely on contributions from the community–and that’s where onX Backcountry and Sierra Nevada are joining forces to support the people and resources that provide backcountry users with crucial information every day.”

onX Backcountry is a multi-season exploration app that allows users to toggle between their preferred adventure settings in Trail Mode and Snow Mode. Snow Mode provides users with resources including local avalanche forecasts and observations from US Avalanche Forecast Centers, Slope Angle and Slope Aspect map overlays, and SNOTEL data. Along with these mode-specific features, the app allows users to download data and layers for offline use to see where they are on the map even when they are far from cell service.

“Our partner onX Backcountry integrates reliable and timely backcountry safety data from the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) and other sources in their navigation app to keep our communities informed about avalanche risk,” said Executive Director of the Friends of CAIC, Aaron Carlson. “Combined with education and experience, onX Backcountry is a valuable tool to help backcountry skiers and snowboarders plan routes, check conditions and approach this season with safety and preparedness. We are grateful for their support of avalanche safety in Colorado and beyond.”

To participate in the Support Your Forecast program, new onX Backcountry subscriptions must be purchased between January 6th – 23 through the Support Your Forecast website, and funds will be distributed evenly among the avalanche centers.

An onX Backcountry membership is $29.99 annually and will be available for $19.99 during the campaign (Jan. 6-23). Follow along with #SupportYourForecast, find more information here and a video featuring lead forecaster at Crested Butte Avalanche Center, Zach Guy.

About onX Backcountry

​​onX Backcountry empowers trailblazers and powder seekers of all levels to find new outdoor experiences and relive old favorites. Unlike other apps on the market, onX Backcountry combines industry-leading GPS tools with expert-curated adventure content. Members can enjoy access to 770K+ trails and 30,000+ guide-book adventures. Because off-the-beaten-path experiences are at the heart of what onX does, the company also leads initiatives to protect and expand access to public land and promote stewardship opportunities. Learn more at https://www.onxmaps.com/onx-access-initiatives

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