The most important decisions of the day happen before you even put your skis on. Your goals for the day are a distillation of all that’s important: group composition, current conditions, weather forecast, avalanche problems, avalanche forecast, and the unique combination of skills, aspirations and risk tolerances of your group members. Here are a few forms that serve as checklists to frame your own decision making.
Here’s a collection of links to remote weather stations. This is very useful for getting a sense for temps, wind speed & direction, and snow amounts. Some weather stations provide more info than others. Being in hostile remote locations, sometimes these stations go down or malfunction, so take it all with a grain of salt. But — how useful to have current conditions from the moraines of Bow Hut?! This and dozens more available here: