Valdez Avalanche Center Thompson Pass Basecamp: Mountain Skills Series

VAC BASECAMP – Look for the blue quonset tent in the ONE LOVE pullout southside of MP 29 (across from Tailgate and Alaska Snowboard Guides). Plan your Thompson Pass adventures. Get your avalanche information, weather update, and map here. VAC staff will be around each morning 9-10am to answer questions you may have. March 15  […]

Women’s Avalanche Level 1

February 18-20, 2017 Anchorage & Girdwood Register now. More information here.  You and your female backcoutry partners will have fun learning skills together. Gain confidence. Gain competence. Get ouside and play!

Eureka Field Session: Backcountry & Avalanche Riding Safety January 29, 2017

Do you ride in the backcountry? This training will help you plan and prepare as a ready rider.Classroom Session: 2 hours indoor, FREE January 25, 2017 6-8pm MTA Building Palmer  480 Commercial Drive Field Session: full day on-snow, $100 January 29, 2017  9:30am-4pm Eureka Lodge Register Here READY RIDERS have avalanche rescue gear and practice using it […]

Kenai Avalanche Information Workshop

Sean Sullivan will get your brain in the backcountry game. January 8 5:30pm The Flats Bistro For more information contact

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

Southcentral Alaska Avalanche Workshop

The Chugach National Forest Avalanche Center, Alaska Pacific University, Alaska Avalanche Information Center and the American Avalanche Association will be hosting a gathering of snow professionals for a day of learning, presentation, discussion, and networking. The 2016 Southcentral Alaska Avalanche Workshop (SAAW) will be held Friday, November 4th at Alaska Pacific University from 9am to […]

Avalanche 2 : Analyzing Snow Stability and Avalanche Hazard

Have you been traveling backcountry for a few years? Are you ready to learn more about snow and avalanches? This four day training expands your understanding of snow and backcountry leadership. Look at terrain from a snow stability perspective. Discuss how the snowpack develops and metamorphoses over time; and discuss the factors that contribute to […]

November is Avalanche Education Awareness Month

Winter has arrived in Alaska and Governor Bill Walker has proclaimed November – Avalanche Education Awareness Month. Governor Walker’s Executive Proclamation If you live, work, travel or recreate in the mountains during the winter months, you owe it to your family, friends and yourself to understand the potential risks. The Alaska Avalanche Information Center, a network of regional […]

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. […]