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Colorado Avalanche Information Center Update: New Mobile Apps Coming

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2014 has been a great year and it looks like it will go out with some great powder riding!

This past year has been very productive for the Friends of CAIC and the CAIC and we wanted to give you an update on where we are investing our time and your dollars. Last Spring, we held our first annual fundraising campaign. We asked you, our users, to invest in avalanche forecasting and education throughout the State of Colorado. You responded and donated over $115,000 during that one campaign! The tremendous amount of support was incredibly humbling and we are very thankful to have such a solid supporter base.

Because of your support during the Spring campaign and over this past year, we have been able to make an impact on the CAIC’s avalanche forecasting program as well as avalanche education throughout the State of Colorado.

First, we are very proud to announce that in the coming months of 2015, we will be launching version 1 (V1) of the CAIC mobile app. The app will be available for both Apple and Android devices. V1 will provide a mobile platform for our avalanche forecast products. We are really excited to get feedback from our users and will utilize that feedback in future versions as we add functionality.

It is important to us that the public safety information we provide is readily available for our users. Therefore, we are continuing to evolve and develop the CAIC website. We have made several changes and improvements to the site and email products over the summer and are constantly trying to improve the user experience. We sincerely appreciate your feedback on the site and urge you to continue to send your thoughts our way.

Additionally, because avalanche education is a cornerstone of the Friends of CAIC mission, we are working in collaboration with the Utah Avalanche Center to develop an education program for Colorado schools called, “Know Before You Go”. Utah has seen tremendous success with this program and we are excited to bring it to our youth in 2015/2016.

Of course all of these programs take money and we couldn’t have started them or accomplished them without your support. Thank you! Your donations are making an impact.

There is still work to be done and we are striving to go bigger in 2015. We hope you will be along for the ride and consider making an end of year donation. There are only 3 days left to make a tax-deductible donation for 2014. Please consider making a donation here: www.friendsofcaic.org.

From all of us at the CAIC, we hope you have a safe, powder filled 2015.

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