Our Mission: The Friends of MWAC is a non profit organization specifically dedicated to supporting the Mount Washington Avalanche Center and its programs. We achieve this mission through donations, sponsorships, grants and by hosting fundraising events.
The MWAC is operated by the Androscoggin Ranger District of the White Mountain National Forest and is the only American avalanche center east of the Rockies. With the rich history of skiing and climbing here, it is also the oldest forecasting program in the country.
The numbers of backcountry enthusiasts have grown over the years, while funding has declined for daily advisories, search and rescue, and education.