The Friends of the Chugach Avalanche Center is an official Pick. Click. Give. organization. When you apply for your PFD please consider supporting your public avalanche center. Even if you have already applied for your PFD, you have until March 31st log back in and donate – it’s not too late.
Roughly half of the Avalanche Center budget relies on public support and every little bit helps! These funds allows us to provide the best possible services, including daily avalanche forecasts, weather station installation and maintenance and avalanche education scholarships for the public. Thank you to all of our donors past, present and future!
Join CNFAIC forecasters, HPAC forecasters and Alaska Avalanche School this Sunday for a 1.5 hour informal avalanche rescue workshop before hitting the hills at Hatcher Pass!!
WHEN: Sunday, March 15th 11:00am-12:30pm
WHERE: Hatcher Pass (Gold Mint parking lot) – Look for the blue CNFAIC Avalanche trailer.
Practice with your avalanche beacon, learn strategic shoveling techniques and meet local and regional forecasters and educators!
Don’t forget to bring your rescue gear: avalanche beacon, shovel, probe. We will have extras to borrow as well.
This workshop is open to everyone and anyone, novices and experts, that recreate in avalanche terrain – snowmachiners, skiers, kicker-builders, etc!! Practicing our rescue skills is a must for all of us. This workshop will be a fun hour that could help save a life in the future. See you on Sunday!
Barely a decade old, speedriding is a high-speed, high stakes mountain sport that fuses elements of skiing and parachute flight. This hybrid approach to the alpine gives its intrepid practitioners access to terrain that would otherwise be inaccessible.
In The Unrideables: Alaska Range, one of the foremost experts on human flight, Jon DeVore, sets out with a team of elite aerial athletes to evolve the sport in North America’s most remote and demanding mountain environment.
Join us for the Alaska Premiere. Doors open at 7:00pm. Showtime at 7:30pm. All ages welcome.
Tickets available at http://alaskapac.centertix.net/eventperformances.asp?evt=1451
The event will benefit the Friends of the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center and the Alaska Avalanche School
Our first Annual Snowball 2015 has come and gone. Thank you to the bands who provided great music, the local vendors who donated SWAG, The Taproot for a perfect gathering place, the volunteers for all your labor, and the attendees for making it worth it! We also want to thank our local avalanche forecasters and Alaska Avalanche School for giving us all a reason to celebrate, donate, educate and recreate safely in multiple venues at this time of year!! Now time to start planning for next year’s Snowball!
Check out some photos HERE and HERE!