Who We Are

Friends of the San JuanFriends of the San Juans (FOSJ) is a grassroots collective of backcountry enthusiasts committed to providing avalanche awareness and education for winter backcountry users in the San Juan Mountains.


Founded in 2014 by a handful of backcountry riders, we are a       non-profit 501(c)3 tax-exempt charitable organization managed by both a volunteer executive board and an advisory committee of avalanche professionals.  Our funding comes from generous donations by our members and our local supporting partners.

Thanks to our Volunteer Board Members:  Aaron Ball, Andrew Klotz, Daisy Matthews, Jeremy Dakan, Michael Ackerman, John Strand and Rob Lloyd

FOSJ logo design by Zoe Madeen

Website help from Cool Dude Dana


Providing avalanche awareness and education in Southwest Colorado