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Traveling in the Backcountry? Send us your observations and become eligible for the Blue Touque "Tip of the Month" prize.

If you have any information about conditions or activity in the back country or If you have observed avalanche activity or been involved in an avalanche, please send your obeservations to us at forecaster@islandavalanchebulletin.com. Each month we'll pick the best contribution to win a prize from the Blue Toque Sport Swap.

Get Involved

If you have any information about conditions or activity in the back country or If you have observed avalanche activity or been involved in an avalanche, please send your observations to us at forecaster@islandavalanchebulletin.com or by filling out our contact form. You can also share any observations, trip reports, photos, or join in discussions on our Facebook Page.

Your observations do not need to be technical to be useful, and we will greatly appreciate your input - your efforts will be responded to with friendly mentorship and gratitude! 

VIACS Events

We host fundraisers every year to ensure we have the resources to continue to bring you forecasts:


These events are a lot of fun, so mark the dates in your calendar!

Mobile Apps

There are lots of great mobile apps out there these days that can be of use for the backcountry traveller. Here are a couple we find particularly useful: 

Avalanche Lab 
Avalanche Lab includes clinometer, GPS, and compass support so you can accurately measure and mark your field sites. Avalanche Lab is designed to be used in the field, there is no need for a wifi or cell signal. Most inputs are multiple choice to eliminate the need for typing, and the buttons are big for use with cold fingers.

Avalanche Lab produces professional quality snow pit diagrams in the standard format, and in a compact format for display on mobile devices, and saves diagrams as an image or PDF file. 

If you are using Avalanche Lab we would love to have your results emailed to our forecasters!

Available for iPhone 

Avalanche Forecasts App

The easiest way to see avalanche conditions at-a-glance.

View the conditions map, then tap a region to see the detailed avalanche forecast. 

Caches data you've seen for when you go offline in the mountains.

Covers 50+ regions (and counting) around North America, and of course includes the VIACS bulletin for Vancouver Island. 

Available for iPhone and Android