American Avalanche Association
The American Avalanche Association (A3) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that promotes professional excellence in avalanche safety, education and research in the United States. Avalanche.org is one of many A3 programs that serve avalanche professionals and their beneficiaries in the US. Learn more, become a member, and/or support the A3 at americanavalancheassociation.org.
National Avalanche Center
The Forest Service National Avalanche Center (NAC) provides oversight, support and program guidance for Forest Service Avalanche Centers, and coordinates with other U.S. avalanche centers. This network reduces the number of US avalanche fatalities and injuries by providing communities with avalanche information and education.
Avalanche.org was founded in 1996 as the WestWide Avalanche Network (WWAN) by Dan “Howie” Howlett and Dan Judd. In 2009 Howie and Dan gifted www.avalanche.org and WWAN to the American Avalanche Association. Since then the A3 has maintained the WWAN database for the benefit of its members and has evolved avalanche.org as a website for connecting to public avalanche information in the US. In 2017, the AAA partnered with the NAC to strengthen the content and expand the reach of Avalanche.org.