Valdez Avalanche Center Thompson Pass Kiosk: Mountain Skills Series

2018 VAC Information Kiosk – Look for the blue quonset tent in the ONE LOVE pullout southside of MP 29 (across from Tailgate and Alaska Snowboard Guides).

Plan your Thompson Pass adventures. Get your avalanche information, weather update, and map here. VAC staff will be around each morning 10am to answer questions you may have.

Read Thompson Pass avalanche, snow, and weather forecasts posted on the whiteboard daily. Share your observations.

Spring 2018 Mountain Skills Classes:

  • March 15     Information Kiosk opens
  • March 17     10am-12pm Avalanche Companion Rescue
  • March 18    10-11am Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue
  • March 21    10-11am  Backcountry Teamwork
  • March 24    10-11am Planning & Preparing for Backcountry Travel
  • March 25    10-11am Recognizing Avalanche Terrain
  • March 28   10-11am Human Factor: Case Study
  • March 30   6-8pm Backcountry Safety plus special ‘Backcountry Injuries’ with Dr.Cullen (Teen Center in Valdez)
  • March 31   10-11am Introduction to Thompson Pass Terrain
  • March 31   10am-12pm Beacon & Eggs: Backcountry Safety Program for Families (Salmon Berry Ski Hill Mile 6)
  • April 1        10am-12pm Avalanche Companion Rescue
  • April 4       10-11am Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue
  • April 7       10am-4pm Backcountry & Avalanche Riding Safety Field Session (pre-registration required)
  • April 8       10-11am Recognizing Avalanche Terrain
  • April 11      10-11am Intro to Thompson Pass Terrain
  • April 14     10am-4pm Backcountry & Avalanche Riding Safety Field Session (pre-registration required)
  • April 15     Information Kiosk closes

Thompson Pass Base Camp. Photo S. Carter



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Sarah Carter

Sarah Carter