SnowBrains Suspends Publishing “Snow Reports” During Coronavirus Crisis

SnowBrains will not publish snow reports during the Coronavirus crisis

SnowBrains has suspended the publication of our snow reports (conditions reports/backcountry reports) until further notice due to the Coronavirus crisis.

We are instigating this policy to ensure we do not influence nor encourage people to visit the mountains during this crisis.

To curb the growth of the Coronavirus and assist our healthcare system it is crucial that we all adhere to the following:

  • Do not travel outside your local area for any reason 
  • Do not engage in risk-taking behavior for any reason

If you travel outside your local area you may spread the Coronavirus to the areas you visit and this is exactly what we are trying to avoid right now.

If you engage in risk-taking behavior in the backcountry you may become injured or require rescue which will add unnecessary stress to our already overstressed healthcare system.

The USA currently has more Coronavirus cases than any other country in the world and our numbers will only increase in the coming days and weeks.

If you must recreate in the backcountry during this crisis, please follow the guidelines listed in the link below:

We will make it through this challenge.

Let’s all treat each other with respect & positivity during this challenge.

Let’s show the world how powerful the outdoor community can be in the face of adversity.  

Thank you,

The SnowBrains Team

Ben charging up. image: snowbrains

Know How Coronavirus Spreads:

  • The virus is thought to spread mainly between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. – CDC, 3/25/20
  • It also may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads. – CDC, 3/25/20
  • Learn what is known about the spread of newly emerged coronaviruses at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/transmission.html. – CDC, 3/25/20

image: cdc.gov