News and Events:
- AAIC earns the Governor’s Special Achievement Award at the 33rd annual Governor’s Safety Conference for our work to establish a statewide forecast and education network. Thanks to everyone for your support and work in helping to make this dream a reality. Full press release here: 03.05.14 Press Release GSA
- New high elevation weather station <here> at 6600 feet above the Valdez Glacier <here>
- Project Zero (avalanche fatalities) Know the Snow video contest <here>
- Large avalanches in the Thompson Pass and Valdez area January 24-25, 2014 backed up the Lowe River swamping the Richardson Highway and posed a flash flood potential for the valley below. Video of crews working to clear the massive debris pile to enable the highway to re-open February 5th.
- Start planning your mountain adventures by checking your local avalanche bulletin/advisory.
- Happy New Year! Give the gift of a lifetime – sign you and yours up for an avalanche class. Avalanche Courses for 2013-2014. Find an avalanche course near you!
- Looking for avalanche education specific for women? Backcountry Babes now offers many courses in Alaska.
- Are you a college student Spring Semester 2014? You can use your financial aid to take an avalanche course. Register now for the Level 1 or Level 2 courses being offered at PWSCC, UAS, and UAA (Skiing Alaska’s Backcountry).
- AAIC supports Alaska Safe Rider Snowmobile Safety Education.
- AAIC has teamed with NAOI, VAC, SEAC and HAIC to offer Avalanche Awareness Training thanks to the support of Alaska Department of Public Safety.
- Alaska Avalanche Information Center received 2012 Governor’s Safety Award.
- Alaska Dispatch article on US avalanche fatalities on the rise, Jan. 1, 2013
- Anchorage Daily News article about avalanche safety, Dec. 23, 2012
- Avalanche forecasts now available on your smart phone. Download either the iOS or Android version of the app for free <here>.
Want to Learn More?:
– Check the Avalanche Courses page often for classes near you! Find avalanche education opportunities throughout Alaska.
– The Further Learning page is a huge library of online avalanche information.
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We sincerely thank all of our supporters. Companies and individuals like you are making a difference in how Alaskans think about avalanche safety.
The Alaska Avalanche Information Center supports the Anchorage Avalanche Center, the Cordova Avalanche Center, the Haines Avalanche Center, the Hatcher Pass Avalanche Center and the Valdez Avalanche Center.