Terms of Use

The information contained in this website is provided by the Sawtooth Avalanche Center (SAC) as a service to the public. The mission of SAC is to provide quick access to the public of the information maintained by the office.

Use of the information to which access is provided by this website is the responsibility of the user. SAC retains no liability for the misuse, intended or unintended, of the information obtained from this website.

This website is intended for use by natural persons in obtaining information provided by the SAC.  Use of computerized “robots” or “data mining” of the information and images presented here is prohibited. Misuse of this website is prohibited and may result in the revocation of access to those persons or organizations using this site in a way not intended by the SAC.

We make every effort to provide this service as efficiently and reliably as possible.  However, occasional interruptions of service do occur as we perform routine and non-routine maintenance of the machines and information provided on this website.

SAC appreciates feedback on the subject areas covered by this website, and also accepts suggestions for improvement.  Please contact us as noted in other areas of the website of your area of concern or comment.

Collection and use of personally identifiable information

“Personal Information” is information about a natural person that is readily identifiable to that specific individual. Personal information includes such things as an individual’s name, address, phone number, or email address.

We collect no personal information about you unless you voluntarily participate in an activity that asks for information, such as submitting an observation or contacting us through the website. If you choose not to participate in these activities, your choice will not affect your ability to use other features of our website
If personal information is requested on the website or volunteered by the user, state and federal law may protect it. However, this information is a public record once you provide it, and may be subject to public inspection and copying if not protected by federal or state law.

Furthermore, the information contained in many kinds of documents filed with SAC is electronically stored and may be made accessible to the public.

We may collect some information about your visit to our web site. This information may include:

  • The Internet Protocol Address and domain name used but not the email address. The Internet Protocol Address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet Service Provider or directly to your computer. We use the Internet Protocol Address to direct Internet traffic to you.
  • The type of browser you used.
  • The date and time that you visited this site.
  • The web pages or services you accessed at this site.

Use of User Created Content

“User Created Content” is any form of content created by any person, and includes any information, documentation, multi-media content such as videos, photographs, podcasts, graphics, digital images, audio files or other forms of media.

You must own all intellectual property in your original content that you contribute to SAC. You must not submit or contribute any content to SAC not originally created by you or any content which is not properly licensed to you by someone else for submission or contribution.

By submitting any User Created Content to this site or SAC, you automatically grant to SAC an irrevocable and perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, fully paid worldwide license, by ourselves or with others to use, copy, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, print, publish, republish, excerpt (in whole or in part), reformat, translate, modify, revise, and incorporate into other works, content and other works derived from that content, in any form of media or expression, in any manner determined by SAC, and to license or permit others to do so.


To better serve our users we may use “cookies” to customize your browsing experience with us. Cookies are simple text files stored on your computer by your web browser. They provide a method of distinguishing among visitors to our website.

Cookies created on your computer by using this website do not contain personally-identifying information and do not compromise your privacy or security. We use the cookie feature only to store a randomly generated identifying tag on your computer. You can refuse the cookie or delete the cookie file from your computer by using any of the widely available methods. Our services are provided in such a way that the use of cookies is not mandatory.


The SAC website contains links to other websites, including websites operated by other government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private businesses. When you link to another website, you leave our site, which means that this Privacy Policy will no longer apply. When you link to another website, you are subject to the privacy policy of that website.

While SAC strives to provide the most current and reliable information, avalanche conditions are constantly changing; therefore, portions of information may be incorrect or obsolete. Neither the SAC nor any employee of the SAC shall be held liable for any losses resulting from reliance on the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of such information. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from this system does so at his or her own risk. Compliance with applicable law remains the responsibility of the user.


Some of the materials made available on this website are the intellectual property of SAC, and are protected by applicable law and may not be reproduced, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of SAC.