Public Courtesy Notice

The AAIC proposes to install avalanche and backcountry safety information signs at 12 critical snow machine access points around the state of Alaska. The purpose of these signs is to provide riders with a physical warning denoting that they are entering a potentially dangerous area. The signs are populated with key safety information regarding where […]

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2018 Snow Summit and SnowFest

SAVE THE DATES! November – Alaska Avalanche Awareness Education Month Snow Summit – Thursday, November 8th – 10 am to 4 pm at the BP Energy Center, 1014 Energy Court, Anchorage SnowFest – Saturday, November 10th – 11 am to 3 pm at the Anchorage Loussac Public Library, 3600 Denali Street, Anchorage The Snow Summit is […]

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2018 Emergency Preparedness Expo

Join the Alaska Avalanche Information Center, along with more than 50 other exhibitors, for the 10th annual Emergency Preparedness Expo. Saturday, September 29th from 11 am to 3 pm at the Menard Sports Center in Wasilla. We’ll be on hand with live demonstrations and interactive training sessions to help you be prepared for your mountain […]

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Non-Profit’s in Alaska supporting Alaskans

Check out this video from KTVA regarding the impact non-profits are making in Alaska. The Alaska Avalanche Information Center is part of this sector, the second largest economic driver in Alaska, with the work we do as a non-profit. However making ends meet when it comes to paying for the services the AAIC provides across this […]

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Avalanche Fatality May 2, 2018 Blackstone Glacier

Our sincere condolences go out to the family and friends of Chad Christman, 41 of Anchorage, who was fatally killed in an avalanche May 2nd on the Blackstone Glacier near Whittier. View preliminary report here. Image: Koltan Lucas News Stories: KTVA CBS News (Preliminary) KTVA CBS News (Update) KTUU NBC News Alaska Public Media Anchorage […]

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Adventuring with Mountain Hub

     A few years ago Brint Markle, a graduate student attending MIT and a lifelong outdoor adventurer, had a vision to launch a project that would make access to mountain travel information readily accessible for everyone. “I’m an avid skier and self proclaimed snow geek,” said Markle. “I’ve been all over the world skiing […]

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Dr. Liam Walsh – Are you beeping?

Dr. Liam Talley Walsh was known for his gregarious, happy personality and kind, compassion for others. “That was the very reason he became a doctor,” said his mother, Janet Talley. “He was truly committed to helping others and was able to empathize with them.” He also loved big adventures and getting outdoors to explore and […]

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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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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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