About AAIC
The Alaska Avalanche Information Center strives to increase public awareness and safety through avalanche forecasting, observations, education, and the networking of avalanche professionals. Please see our Mission and Goals <here>.

The AAIC was founded in 2008 and earned 501 c3 status in December 2010. The organization currently supports five independent, non-forest service avalanche forecast centers in Alaska.

The organization was formed with an all volunteer team. The first paid Executive Director took office in July 2014. The organization prides itself on maintaining the highest standards in forecasting, educating and safety in the United States under the guidelines set forth by the American Avalanche Association (AAA) and the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE.)

The all volunteer governing body Board of Directors is made up of a team of dedicated professionals.  The organization operates thanks to our awesome Volunteers, Members, Contributors  and through generous donations from our Supporters.

AAIC’s Executive Director is Debra McGhan  dmcghan@alaskasnow.org

If you would like to help, please contact us.


The Alaska Avalanche Information Center does business as the Anchorage Avalanche Center, Cordova Avalanche Center, the Haines Avalanche Center, the Hatcher Pass Avalanche center and, the Valdez Avalanche Center.

Alaska Avalanche Information Center is a federal non-profit organization     EIN #80-0674646


All donations to support operations are 100% tax deductible and go directly toward our mission of providing avalanche safety information and educational opportunities in Alaska.