Know Before You Go Avalanche Awareness
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: January 20, 2019

Montana State Parks ( will host the Friends of the Flathead Avalanche Center (FOFAC) for a Know Before You Go Avalanche Awareness presentation at Lone Pine State Park on Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm.

When recreating in avalanche country, be safe and know before you go. Learn general information about avalanche hazard, how to avoid it, and the proper equipment to carry when traveling in avalanche terrain. From experienced back-country skiers to front country snowman-making champions this is a wonderful opportunity to refresh your avalanche knowledge or get an introduction to avalanche safety.

For More information call the park visitor center at (406) 755-2706 ext. 0 or 2.

The FOFAC mission is to financial support the Flathead Avalanche Center and save lives through avalanche education. For more information visit:

What: FOFAC Avalanche Awareness presentation

When: Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Where: Lone Pine State Park, 300 Lone Pine Rd, Kalispell, MT

Lone Pine State Park is located 5 miles southwest of Kalispell and offers one of the most vivid views of the valley, 7.5 miles of trails, and a beautiful interpretive center that provides information on living in a wildlife urban interface. Additional amenities include a picnic shelter and a community room, which are both available to rent, as well as a volleyball court, horseshoe pit, and an archery range. Furthermore, Lone Pine offers a fantastic variety of educational and interpretive programs.

Visit Montana State Parks ( and enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, swimming, boating and more and discover some of the greatest natural and cultural treasures on earth.

A division of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

Derrick Rathe
Park Ranger,
Lone Pine State Park
(406) 755-2706, ext. 2