Kyle Klause joined the AAIC in August 2018 as the Administrative Assistant. As a true enthusiast of snow and connoisseur of creative line choice, Kyle pursues a state-wide presence in order to be where the goods are when they are good. He is an avid big-mountain skier and outdoors enthusiast. He brings an academic background in Philosophy from studying at Northern Arizona University, experience from employment at the Arizona Snowbowl Ski Area and volunteering with the Kachina Peaks Avalanche Center, and new energy and passion to the mission of the AAIC.
Kyle wants to see the AAIC become a long-term self-sustaining organization through expanding the use of information technology tools to simplify and improve networking, communication, and information sharing among all Alaskan snow-sport enthusiasts. He is passionate about the development of a family oriented snow-sport culture in Alaska that values frequent and ritual emersion in the outdoors, backcountry survival education and awareness, strong decision making practices, and an atmosphere of safety. His goals are to develop a mobile application based tool to improve the tour planning/sharing experience and tour safety, to see the creation of an online "Ofrenda" (a respectful forum where people can share stories about loved ones lost in avalanche or backcountry accidents), and to summit/ski Denali.
Kyle is the father of two amazing children. Their presence is the drive for his efforts on behalf of the future. Kyle is currently in the start-up of a small business in Kenny Lake that will provide lodging, fish and game processing services, high-end local commodities, and sustainability education to its clients. In his free time Kyle enjoys understanding people, sailing, cooking (and eating) delicious meals, and strumming on his guitar.