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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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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