We believe saving lives in our mountain communities starts with understanding the snow under our feet and avoiding avalanches before they happen.
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Introducing the SP1

Be proactive. Share snowpack data. Save lives.
See the snowpack
Measure snowpack structure, slope angle and aspect, and geo-tag it all within seconds.
Innovative & Objective
Make better decisions with consistent, objective data powered by proprietary technology developed at MIT.
Rugged & Portable
Rugged construction with a collapsible 150cm probe that folds easily in your backpack and weighs about one pound.
Connect & Share
Wirelessly send snowpack data to your smartphone and the cloud. Share with colleagues and the community.
Real results
We've spent the last two years validating our technology with leading industry professionals. The SP1 takes over 5,000 measurements per second, provides accurate and repeatable results, and takes only seconds to output data that would take 15-20 minutes manually. See the SP1 output vs. a professional assessment:
Harness the power of a global mountain community
The SP1 is equipped with Bluetooth so you can wirelessly sync snowpack data to your smartphone and our AvaNetTM cloud platform. Share SP1 profiles and manual observations with colleages and the community. Its never been easier to organize, analyze, and discuss cohesive snowpack information. Try it at no charge until 1/1/15
Harness the power of a global mountain community
The SP1 is equipped with Bluetooth so you can wirelessly sync snowpack data to your smartphone and our AvaNetTM cloud platform. Share SP1 profiles and manual observations with colleagues and the community. Its never been easier to organize, analyze, and discuss cohesive snowpack information. Try it at no charge until 1/1/15
Input manual observations, fast
Enter manual snowpack observations faster than ever with AvaNet's web-based Snowpit EditorTM. Drag and drop layers and temperature, attach photos, visualize dangerous layers with highlighting of Yellow Flags, export to PDF and CSV and share and comment alongside SP1 profiles. Try it at no charge until 1/1/15
Preorder before 10/6/14 for a limited-time discount
Preorder your SP1 today
What the pros are saying
  • This device will be a game changer at understanding the snowpack
    – Joe Stock
    Professional Ski Mountaineer & Guide and Author of the Alaska Factor
  • To have a tool that works quickly to gather information and share it easily - I think it’s really going to revolutionize how we can look at snowpack.
    – Hilaree O’Neill
    Profesional Ski Mountaineer and The North Face Athlete
  • If I want to track a weak layer throughout different elevations, across different aspects or over time, I can use the SP1 to basically confirm presence and absence of these layers, which gives me a much better handle on how widespread a particular avalanche problem may be.
    – Brian Lazar
    Deputy Director, Colorado Avalanche Information Center
  • The AvaTech SP1 is a great tool that's going to give us really interesting and detailed information about the snow in a user-friendly format. I can see this as being the new baseline for frontline snowpack information and a standard piece of your avalanche safety gear.
    – Steve Banks
    Head of Crested Butte Avalanche Center and Irwin Guides
  • It was kind of humbling using that device, because I thought I was pretty good at picking up layers in the snow pack and the SP1 picked up way more layers than I did! And what would have taken me a week to do, I could sample the same amount of terrain in a day.
    – Chris Devito
    Snow Safety Aspen Highlands
  • This product is something I know we are going to look back on 20 years, 40 years and know that we had a really positive impact
    – Chris Davenport
    Professional Skier and Two Time World Extreme Skiing Champion
  • If this product becomes widely used, we’ll have stratigraphy and snow pack information collected from all around the world. And that's a very exciting prospect, to understand avalanche formation and drive avalanche forecasting with a better understanding of structure across multiple spatial scales.
    – Jordy Hendrikx
    Director of the Snow Science Program at Montana State University