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 […]

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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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Approximate location of missing skier Liam Walsh

Update on the search for Liam Walsh

Approximate location of where Liam Walsh was found in June 2016, after being missing since November 2015 Alaska Dispatch News Story from June 8, 2016: Searchers find body believed to be man missing since November avalanche in Hatcher Pass Author: Jerzy Shedlock Searchers have found what is believed to be the body of a 33-year-old […]

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AAIC In the News

From NBC Television, ABC Television,  the Valdez Elementary School Newsletter, radio stations across Southcentral and more, the Alaska Avalanche Information Center is in the news. Backcountry Safety Alaska Coast Magazine Deadly Season – Frontiersman Helping our Military Get Prepared   Radio Broadcasts: Check out more Here                    

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New Website Launched

After months of hard work and many extensions to our original deadline, our new website finally went live on May 19. We are still in the development process and plan to work on the site over the summer to ensure it is functioning properly and you can get all the information you want and need easily […]

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