Welcome to the Mountain Pro Links Page. Below is a collection of weather, avalanche and trip planning and logistical links that I find useful in the areas where I guide most often.
Weather and Avalanche Resources
Crested Butte Avalanche Center specific weather and avalanche bulletin for the Crested Butte zone.
Colorado Avalanche Information Center CAIC weather and avalanche bulletins for the state of Colorado divided into 8 zones.
CAIC Satellite Radar Links basic satellite imagery and weather radar mosaic.
CAIC Wx Stations links to all weather stations by zone in Colorado. This is an extremely useful link for temps and wind speed/direction and often snow totals.
NOAA Weather the best weather forecasts available for the lower 48. Type in your zip code or city and state. Remember to read the forecast discussion located in the lower right as well as the graphical forecast.
Unisys Weather Models best navigated through the left sidebar, a great resource for those more interested in more detailed weather information.
France, Italy and Switzerland
Chamonix Meteo weather forecast for Chamonix in English. Updated at 0810 and 1500. Generally very accurate.
Meteo Swiss the national weather service of Switzerland.
Meteo France Avalanche Report in French by region.
Chamonet.com provides a basic, but easy to navigate avalanche bulletin for Chamonix.
SLF.ch snow and avalanche information from the Swiss national center. Some information provided in English
Avalanche Informational Resources:
Digital Snow Weather and Avalanche obs Guidelines (SWAG) Links this is the American standard for recording and observational guidelines. A new version of the SWAG was released in 2009 and should be posted in digital format soon.
Archives of the Avalanche Review Quarterly Publication the Avalanche Review is the publication of the American Avalanche Association.
Canadian Avalanche Association Resources Page (all links/categories are located in left sidebar) The best collection of online resources for the North American avalanche practitioner.
Partner Guides and Guide Services
The following guides are highly recommended as an alternative to Mike Bromberg and Mountain Pro Guiding. The guide services listed employ guides of various certification levels. Regardless of venue, request a fully certified IFMGA Mountain Guide or at least a guide who is certified to guide in the terrain of your proposed trip.
Steve Banks Mountain Guide Steve is a fellow Crested Butte resident and IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide
Jeff Banks Mountain Guide Jeff is Based in Chamonix, France and is an IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide
Geoff Unger Mountain Guide Geoff is based in Moab, UT and Chamonix and is a IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide
High Alpine Mountain Guides Michael Silitch of High-Alpine is based in Chamonix, France
Crested Butte Mountain Guides of Crested Butte, CO employs Mike Bromberg for trips in the Elk Mountains. CBMG is one of Colorado’s finest AIARE avalanche course provider.