The AAIC was founded in 2008 by a group of concerned citizens and earned 501 c3 Non-Profit status in December 2010. The organization currently supports five independent, non-forest service avalanche forecast centers in Alaska.
The organization was formed with an all volunteer team. The first paid Executive Director took office in July 2014. The organization prides itself on maintaining the highest standards in forecasting, educating and safety in the United States under the guidelines set forth by the American Avalanche Association (AAA) and the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE.)
The all volunteer governing body 2017-18 AAIC Executive BOD is made up of a team of dedicated professionals. The organization operates thanks to our awesome Volunteers, Members, Contributors and through generous donations from our Supporters.
AAIC’s current Executive Director is Debra McGhan, and she can be contacted HERE
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The Alaska Avalanche Information Center does business as the Anchorage Avalanche Center, Cordova Avalanche Center, the Eastern Alaska Range Avalanche Center, Haines Avalanche Center, the Hatcher Pass Avalanche center and, the Valdez Avalanche Center.
All donations to support operations are 100% tax deductible and go directly toward our mission of providing avalanche safety information and educational opportunities in Alaska.