MSR is proud to partner with organizations committed to educating on safe and respectful recreation in our backcountries while empowering people to challenge themselves within these wild places that move us.
American Mountain Guides Association
The American Mountain Guides Association inspires and supports a culture of American mountain craft providing world-class and internationally recognized education, training, and certification to aspiring and professional guides. With hundreds of years of collective experience, the American Mountain Guides Association is the leading organization of America’s most vibrant, inspiring community of climbers and skiers.
The Conservation Alliance
The Conservation Alliance is a group of outdoor businesses that collectively disburses funding to grassroots environmental organizations to protect wild places. Since its inception, the alliance has funded more than $18 million in conservation grants throughout North America. MSR is proud to be a member of the alliance.
Northwest Avalanche Center
The leading avalanche forecasting, safety and education center for the Pacific Northwest, NWAC’s mission is to save lives and reduce the impacts of avalanches on the region. The center maintains one of the most comprehensive weather data networks of its kind. It also offers public avalanche awareness clinics. MSR sponsors its Going Deep Avalanche Workshops, and provides the center with financial support that promotes everything from its forecasting apps to its fundraisers and its annual SnowBash and Splitfest events.
Utah Avalanche Center
The Utah Avalanche Center provides high-quality mountain weather and avalanche forecasting for backcountry recreationalists and industry professionals in the state of Utah. Through its educational workshops, the center promotes avalanche awareness and safety, ensuring that backcountry travelers have the tools they need to stay safe while recreating in winter terrain. MSR’s financial contributions support the center’s operations, forecasting resources and its public safety efforts.
Winter Wildlands Alliance
Winter Wildlands Alliance is a nonprofit organization committed to promoting and preserving winter wildlands and the enjoyment of human-powered snowsports on public lands. Through its SnowSchool program, it has introduced thousands of underserved youth to their local winter environments. These exploratory field trips teach students about snow science and winter ecology. Each year, MSR provides discounted snowshoes and snow tools to SnowSchool, and our financial support has helped establish new SnowSchool sites across the country.