Growing the AAIC Instructor Pool

As more people head into the backcountry to recreate in the snow the demand and need for avalanche awareness classes and hands-on field avalanche training has increased. Thanks to the Alaska Community Foundation and a Strengthening Organization Grant award, AAIC is moving closer to meeting that demand. We are proud to announce the award of this grant to […]

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On the Snow Workshop

Due to low snow levels in the Eureka area, this course has been relocated to Thompson Pass where there is LOTS of snow. We have also added a bonus portion to the class with a Friday evening classroom session at the Valdez Civic Center. This is an amazing opportunity you won’t want to miss out […]

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Increase your support of AAIC

Thanks to Good World, all donations made to the Alaska Avalanche Information Center through December 31st will be increased by $10. Good World is donating 10 for every donation made to the AAIC. This post has been corrected as Good World is only doubling your donation of $10… Not any amount. Sorry for any confusion with […]

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SNOWFEST

Join the Alaska Avalanche Information Center, Alaska Avalanche School, Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center and more to get prepared for your winter adventures at the SnowFest! Hands on activities, prizes, equipment demos, films, plus more. All Thanks to AARP Alaska! It’s all FREE and will run from 11 am to 3 pm at the […]

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Avalanche Awareness

  All Alaskans can be AVALANCHE AWARE. An avalanche awareness class introduces you to the risks involved with travel in snow covered mountains. Anticipating where and when avalanches occur is your first step to reducing your risk. Learn how to access online avalanche forecasts, advisories, and observations. Learn about avalanche rescue gear and how it works. The Alaska Avalanche […]

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Alaska Snow Safety Summit

We are closing in on the 9th annual Alaska Snow Safety Summit, at least the 9th our Executive Director has been involved with helping to organize. The first was held at Kincaid Park in Anchorage in 2007 and attracted dozens of practitioners willing and eager to share their message on how to avoid getting buried in an avalanche. […]

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Haines Gets New Weather Station

Thanks to a grant from the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Alaska Community Foundation, Haines has a new weather station. The last Sunday in September a band of 10 hearty volunteers hiked up Mt. Ripinksky just out of Haines. Their mission: to bring timely weather information for those who live and visit […]

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EXPO BIG SUCCESS! VIEW PHOTOS & MORE

THANKS TO OUR AWESOME SPONSORS, VOLUNTEERS AND EVERYONE WHO ATTENDED MAKING THIS YEAR’S EVENT A BIG SUCCESS!             Check out our photo album HERE Check out the final video report HERE    CONGRATULATIONS TO the Passport to Preparedness WINNER Adaline Ange She and her family received two round-trip tickets to Denali thanks to Alaska Railroad   […]

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Meet our Administrative Assistant

Thank you to all the amazing candidates who applied for our position of Administrative Assistant. It was a tough decision thanks to so many qualified individuals who submitted resumes. We are proud to introduce Robin Smith, as our selected Administrative Assistant. Robin is a lifelong Alaskan, raised in Fairbanks, but now living in Girdwood with her husband. She […]

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Feedback Contest Winner

Danny Russell of Palmer, likes to do just about everything that involves recreating in the outdoors from boating to fishing to skiing to riding snowmobiles. In February he learned about a special avalanche awareness training class to be held in Hatcher Pass from his riding club. The program was presented by snow forecasters and instructors […]

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Become an Avalanche Safety Instructor

Alaska needs professional avalanche safety instructors, especially those that ride snowmobiles, to help share and spread the message of snow safety.  If you are at least 18 years of age, have a valid drivers license and want to learn how you can get on the path to become an avalanche safety instructor, contact us for […]

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