onX Backcountry Announces Partners for Winter 2023

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onX Backcountry, a navigation and discovery app for outdoor enthusiasts, today announces its suite of powerhouse partnerships for the 2022-2023 winter season. By working closely with the American Avalanche Association (A3), AIARE, American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA), Beacon Guidebooks), Bluebird Backcountry, SheJumps, and the country’s 23 local avalanche centers, onX aims to provide powder seekers with the resources they need to adventure safely and responsibly this season.

“The American Mountain Guides Association is proud to partner with onX Backcountry. OnX Backcountry provides accessible and forward thinking tools for navigation and ultimately risk management in the backcountry. Essential features include detailed terrain layers integrated with weather and avalanche hazard tools. Additionally, onX Backcountry is committed to empowering the user through broad educational and training opportunities. Our association of professional mountain guides and climbing instructors is honored to align and support this essential element of mountain craft.”

– Jake Gaventa, Partnerships Manager

A multi-season adventure app, onX Backcountry has two modes–Snow Mode and Trail Mode. Snow Mode puts resources like local avalanche forecasts, Slope Angle and Slope Aspect map overlays, SNOTEL data, recent avalanche observations, and more right at users’ fingertips. In addition to providing users with the information to help make informed decisions in avalanche terrain, onX Backcountry also provides inspiration–sourcing 30,000+ expert-curated backcountry ski lines and trail adventures.

“We’re constantly fine tuning and thinking about how we present critical snow safety information to backcountry skiers and snowboarders. Through our collaborations with A3, AMGA, Beacon Guidebooks, and local avalanche centers, we’ve broadened our community of experts and are continually incorporating their input and ideas. Additionally, we’re excited to share mapping resources and backcountry education opportunities with AIARE, Bluebird Backcountry, and SheJumps. Together, we all have the same goal of providing powder seekers with valuable tools and accurate information, so they can have an epic day in the mountains.”

– onX Backcountry Partner Specialist, Joe Risi

More on each onX Backcountry partner:

  • American Avalanche Association: A3 is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing professional excellence in avalanche safety, education, and research in the United States.
  • American Mountain Guides Association: AMGA is an educational nonprofit dedicated to supporting the American mountain guiding community through education, standards, and advocacy.
  • Beacon Guidebooks: Beacon Guidebooks provide critical terrain and avalanche information to be used in the ski tour planning process and in the field to ensure balanced and informed decision-making. onX Backcountry has incorporated 2,200 routes from Beacon, written by guides and other experts, into its app. New for the 2022-23 season are three new regions: Mount Baker, Washington, Rocky Mountain Park, and Cameron Pass, Colorado.
  • Bluebird Backcountry: Bluebird Backcountry is an inbounds backcountry ski area designed for learning and adventure in Kremmling, Colorado.
  • SheJumps: SheJumps is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase the participation of women and girls in outdoor activities to foster confidence, leadership, and connection to nature and the community.
  • Local Avalanche Centers: onX Backcountry is proud to work closely with avalanche forecasting centers across the U.S. To learn more about how onX Backcountry supports this critical backcountry resource, check out the Support Your Forecast program.

These collaborations are some of the many ways that onX Backcountry hopes to connect guides, avalanche professionals, and recreational backcountry travelers with the tools they need to approach this season with safety and preparedness.

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  1. The amga sucks. They’re business model of pumping out cookie cutter guides for profit is destructive to protecting our winters!

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