ABOUT THE CENTER FOR
SNOW & AVALANCHE STUDIES
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 190, Silverton, CO 81433
Visit us: 1428 Greene Street, #103, Silverton, CO 81433
Phone: (970) 387-5080
Fax: (970) 387-5082
The Center for Snow and Avalanche Studies is an independent Colorado not-for-profit corporation founded in 2003 for charitable research and educational purposes and operating under and pursuant to section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. All donations to the Center are tax deductible. Our office is now located in the Highlander Building, Suite 103, at 1428 Greene Street, Silverton, CO 81433. Visitors are welcome!
Our logo was designed to reflect the complex interactions between all three phase states of water and mountains – water as a solid (as snow, our favorite phase), as a liquid (as snowmelt or rain), and as vapor (as clouds and weather). Water has the remarkable property of existing in all three states simultaneously in mountain snowpacks, at temperatures at or near 0° Celsius (32° F). As such, snow is a uniquely volatile ‘earth surface system’ that is remarkably sensitive to comparatively small changes in its environment. The CSAS seeks to enhance understanding of those complex snow system interactions in mountain systems by hosting 1-3 year research projects, by monitoring, over the long haul, the response of our Senator Beck Basin Study Area to global change, and by facilitating field education in snow.