News


Tue, October 10, 2023

2023 – 2024 Avalanche Education Scholarships

Several Avalanche Education Scholarships are available for the 2023/24 winter season.  These scholarships are through endowments in the memory of Amy Downing (scholarships for women) and Rob Hammel (a recreation and professional scholarship) along with eight additional scholarships in partnership with the Alaska Avalanche School. Applications for the Amy Downing and Rob  Hammel scholarships are now open and close November 25th.  The Friends of Chugach Avalanche Center/Alaska Avalanche School Scholarships will open October 25th online and will be evaluated on a rolling basis.  Check...

Tue, October 17, 2023

Matchstick Productions – The Land of Giants – Fundraiser

Join us for our annual joint fundraiser with the Alaska Avalanche School on November 14! This year, we're showing Matchstick Productions' The Land of Giants, featuring the best skiers in the world as they ride unbelievable conditions to the very edge and beyond. It's a celebration of the natural world, and a reminder of the power of the human spirit. It's a film that will leave you awestruck, inspired, and humbled. Plus, you could win awesome raffle prizes donated by film tour sponsors...

Tue, October 17, 2023

Snow Stories – Oct 26th Bear Tooth Theater – still tickets available!

Tickets are going fast for the 5th annual Snow Stories fundraiser at the Bear Tooth Theater on October 26! This year we'll have stories from mountain guide and local author Joe Stock, forecaster John Sykes, and ski-every-month-er Heather Johnson, plus forecast center director Wendy Wagner will say a few words on stage. Anticipate a wild evening of lessons learned, adventure, and camaraderie—expect to laugh, cry and learn something new. All proceeds made from ticket sales go to the Friends of the Chugach Avalanche...

Wed, August 09, 2023

Avalanche Specialist for the Anchorage area – Apply by Aug 25!

Exciting news! A new avalanche specialist position has just been created for the Anchorage area mountains. This is a combined effort by the Chugach State Park and Friends of the Chugach Avalanche Center. For more information and to apply: Chugach State Park Avalanche Specialist / Professional Observer  

Fri, April 21, 2023

The Avalanche Center in HIRING!

Big changes are on the horizon for the Chugach NF Avalanche Center. Up to two new avalanche specialists are being hired to assist with avalanche forecasting and outreach for the Kenai Peninsula as well as one avalanche specialist/professional observer to be hired for the Anchorage Front Range (Chugach State Park). Exciting news! The Seward Ranger District has pushed hard to have two new forecasters added to the Chugach NF Avalanche Center staff. The goal is to better cover high use...