Backcountry Safety Training

In Alaska, the backcountry often begins right outside your door. If you ride a snowmobile or ATV, ski, hike, bike, snowshoe, hunt or boat, you know that the backcountry is where you will experience some of your greatest adventures. But if or when something goes wrong, are you prepared? If you become trapped by weather, […]

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Erik Peterson Memorial Fund

Erik Peterson died in an avalanche December 6, 2014 backcountry skiing south of Delta Junction. An assistant West High football coach and Dimond High track coach, Erik was a role model and inspiration to many young Alaskans. He brought out the best in his athletes. As much as he loved coaching, Erik loved the Alaska […]

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Johnny Soderstrom Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Johnny Soderstrom Memorial Scholarship Fund encourages young mountain enthusiasts to acquire avalanche education in order to improve decision making and increase their level of safety and awareness in the backcountry. Awards range from partial to full scholarship depending on an individuals’ needs and the cost of the chosen avalanche course. Applications are accepted throughout […]

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