Alaska Snow Safety Summit

Thursday, November 2, 2017 – 3 to 8 pm Alaska Pacific University – Carr Gottstein Room #102 This year’s summit will focus on Snow Safety Communications Keynote Welcome: Senator Lisa Murkowski, Governor Bill Walker (invited) Keynote Address: Jeremy Zidek, State of Alaska Homeland Security, Public Information Officer (PIO) and David Snider, National Weather and Atmospheric […]

Read More

Alaska Winter Weather Forecasting

Alaska Winter Weather Forecasting Courses w/ Jim Woodmencey Winter Weather Forecasting Course with Alaska Avalanche School, Anchorage Information Sheet Course Description OBJECTIVES This 2-day course will focus on weather forecasting in Alaska. It will benefit anyone with an interest in understanding the weather better, and being able to making their own forecasts. Weather forecasting in […]

Read More

Forecaster Job Posting

POSITION: AVALANCHE FORECASTER – VALDEZ, ALASKA DATE POSTED: 2017-09-10 CLOSING: 2017-10-1 CONTACT: scarter@alaskasnow.org Organization: Alaska Avalanche Information Center/Valdez Avalanche Center Position: Avalanche Forecaster, Valdez, Alaska Forecast Area Job Type: Temporary Seasonal Nov.1-April 30 Compensation: $20-25/hour DOE See complete job description here.VAC Avalanche Forecaster job posting

Read More

2016-2017 AAIC Season Summary Report

2016-17 Alaska Avalanche Information Center Season Summary This 2016-17 season Alaska returned to a more typical weather pattern which many long-time Alaskans are used to; cooler temperatures with snow to sea level, interspersed with dry, windy periods. Interior regions and the Kenai Peninsula were blanketed with more snow than average, while some coastal areas went […]

Read More

2016-2017 Valdez Avalanche Center Season Summary

Valdez Avalanche Center     2016-17 Season Summary Annual General Membership Meeting  May 3, 2017 Valdez Library AV Room AAIC Report: AAIC supports five community avalanche centers. Expanded outreach includes partnerships with municipalities, local newspaper, public radio, Alaska Department of Public Safety, snowmachine clubs, and universities. Our educators taught community awareness classes as well as AIARE Level […]

Read More

Small Child killed in roof avalanche April 4, 2017

Avalanche Details Location: North Pole State: Alaska Date: 2017/04/01 Time: 1:30 PM (Estimated) Summary Description: 1 resident partially buried-critical, later died Primary Activity: Resident Primary Travel Mode: Foot Location Setting: Town/Settlement Number Caught: 1 Partially Buried, Non-Critical: 0 Partially Buried, Critical: 1 Fully Buried: 0 Injured: 0 Killed: 1 Avalanche Type: R Trigger: N – Natural Trigger (subcode): — Size – Relative to Path: — Size – Destructive Force: — Sliding Surface: — […]

Read More

Beacons and Eggs: Wilderness Prepared Family Event

Salmon Berry Ski Hill Mile 5 Richardson Highway April 15, 2017  Find our event on Facebook. 10am Bring the kids out to SalmonBerry Ski hill for a morning of Easter fun. Families will learn and practice wilderness skills such as avalanche rescue, fire starting, first aid for hypothermia and shelter building. 11:30am They will join in […]

Read More