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

The ERIK PETERSON Memorial fund was established in 2015, one-year after Erik died in an avalanche December 6, 2014 in the Eastern Alaska Range, by a group of his students in the Anchorage area. Tonya Parish spearheaded the effort to host the Erik Peterson Memorial Fun Run on Dec. 6, 2015 to remember her beloved track […]

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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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