Sam loves looking at the snow, teaching eager students, and surfing powder (and sastrugi) in Hatcher Pass. Last season he was able to “nerd out” in the snow every day as an intern with the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center, and is also a member of the Hatcher Pass Avalanche Center Advisory Board. He also had the opportunity during his internship to fall in love with backcountry snowmachining. This season he will be spending lots of time looking at the snow in Hatcher Pass as a caretaker at Independence Mine, educating students for AAIC and Alaska Avalanche School, and working on his snowmachine skills.
- Avalanche Level 1, Level 2, Pro 1 Bridge - Alaska Avalanche School
- Winter Weather Forecasting - Alaska Avalanche School.