MAP MY SLIDE
AVALANCHE MAPPING OFFERS USEFUL NAVIGATIONAL TOOL TO BACKCOUNTRY SKIERS.
“I started making maps back
in 2000,” says Douglas Scott, founder of Avalanche Mapping in Boulder, Colorado. “I was changing careers from a ski bum, patroller, and commercial fisherman to a geographic information specialist.” His company draws highly accurate slide-path maps of popular backcountry ski zones. In the years since his vocational leap, he’s created dozens of digital GIS maps of mountain passes, ski areas, and heli and cat operations from hard-copy topos and field observations, and they serve as invaluable resources for backcountry skiers, searchand-rescue workers, and DOTs. Maps are available for purchase at avalanchemapping.org, and Scott expects to have a phone app up and running by the start of the ski season.