I finally caved and bought an all-access pass for OpenSummit. I should’ve done it sooner. Here’s what I like about it:

  • Temperature, weather radar, and surface smoke overlays on the map. I can see the next 24 hours of conditions much more easily than using a bunch of different websites.
  • OpenSummit Learn: Super high quality content on everything from temperature inversion, how to read radar, hiking nutrition, and first aid to reading clouds above the treelike and leave-no-trace tips.
  • Your subscription also includes an OpenSnow subscription. Which, if you live in a mountain town, is basically required just as much as paying for internet.