Backcountry Travel Workshops

This winter, whether you ride a sled, skis, board or just use snowshoes to get around, make sure you are prepared by attending one of AAIC’s Backcountry Travel workshops.  Many of these programs are free thanks to support from the Alaska Department of Public Safety. Other’s are offered at a reduced rate thanks to support […]

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Skier killed in Hatcher Pass Avalanche

A skier identified as Randall Bergt was killed in an avalanche in Hatcher Pass on November 22nd.  View official report here News stories can be viewed at ADN – Public Radio – US World News – KTUU View more information at HPAC Photo by Kirk Johnson

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November is Avalanche Education Month

 As snow begins to pile up on the mountain slopes across Alaska, so does our excitement to break out the snowmachines, skis, boards and sleds and prepare for the season. To ensure you have fun, safe winter adventures, remember Alaska ranks number one in the nation per capita for avalanche fatalities so it’s important to […]

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SnowFest!

THANK YOU to everyone who taught, volunteered, participated, attended, sponsored… We had more than 70 people attend this year and offered lots of great training opportunities from Snowmobile Tips and Tricks, to basic backcountry travel techniques to equipment practice. If you attended but did not get the chance to share your feedback, please take a […]

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Another Successful Expo

Thank you to the 56 volunteers, six collaborative agencies, 76 partner agencies and more than 1,000 residents and visitors who showed up at this year’s Emergency Preparedness Safety Expo. The AAIC was there in full force with two stage demos, an information center, and a Disaster Experience where visitors could join in an avalanche rescue, […]

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Pick Click Give AAIC

AAIC is now a Pick, Click, Give organization

The Alaska Avalanche Information Center is now an official Pick, Click, Give organization. The AAIC provides forecasting, snow advisories, observations and education services for all Alaskans and visitors to our state. In addition, our forecasters and snow safety professionals are available for consulting and snow stability analysis services during times of search and rescue incidents […]

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How Deep Is The Snow?

Join the NASA Citizen Science coordinators and the Valdez Avalanche Center in Thompson Pass to find out! There will be an apres-ski barbeque following the event to close out the season. For more information about the NASA community snow observation project and how you can be involved visit www.nasacso.org   

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Valdez Spring Fling!

Join the Alaska Avalanche Information Center Friday, April 14th starting at 7 pm at the Tsaina Lodge in Thompson Pass for a fun night to celebrate the season and support the AAIC Valdez Avalanche Center. Live Music, silent auction for amazing prizes, food, fun, friends! Hope to see you there!

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Hatcher Palooza

The Hatcher Pass Alpine Ski Xperience group is hosting a FREE family fun day at Mile 10.6 Hatcher Pass Road. Saturday, April 15 from 12 – 5 pm. Come celebrate spring.  Learn more at facebook.com/skihatcherpass

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Arctic Man 2017

Join the AAIC team at Arctic Man 2017 to get the latest snow forecast, observations and education training opportunities. The crew is prepared with great gear demonstrations, discount gear available for purchase and a chance to win prizes. You’ll find the AAIC camp located near the main tent. Stop in and say Hi! Learn more […]

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Openings in AIARE Level 1

Join instructors from the Alaska Avalanche Information Center for a special AIARE Level 1 training at Black Rapids, March 6-8, 2017. A few spots are still available so sign up today! Learn more or register here

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Growing the AAIC Instructor Pool

As more people head into the backcountry to recreate in the snow the demand and need for avalanche awareness classes and hands-on field avalanche training has increased. Thanks to the Alaska Community Foundation and a Strengthening Organization Grant award, AAIC is moving closer to meeting that demand. We are proud to announce the award of this grant to […]

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