Did you know? HPAC is a grass-roots, non-agency avalanche center funded through community donations, fundraising events, and grants. Most avalanche centers in the U.S. operate on Forest Service lands and benefit from federal funding. HPAC operates on state lands. The State of Alaska has a statute to appropriate funding for avalanche centers, but the state has not allocated funding since the 1980’s.
Is HPAC a non-profit organization? HPAC was founded in 2009 by, Jed Workman and Allie Barker. During the season of 2012-13, HPAC joined under the umbrella of the non-profit organization, the Alaska Avalanche Information Center. In 2017, HPAC formed an advisory board. In 2019, HPAC separated from AAIC to form its own 501C3 nonprofit organization, HPAC, Inc.
Where do donations go? 100% of your donations go directly to the non-profit organization, Hatcher Pass Avalanche Center, INC. EIN# 84-2765579 and help to cover operational costs, insurance, and wages for our two forecasters. We are a small organization, with a big impact.
How do I get involved? Email us at : firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in donating, sponsoring a forecast, volunteering, joining our board, or helping with fundraiser events.
* HPAC incurs a 2.9% fee to all donations through this donation system. If you would like to give 100% of your donation without added fees you can write us a good old check! and mail it to Hatcher Pass Avalanche Center, 5269 N. Byrwood Circle, Palmer, AK 99645 OR you can contact us to make a donation through Venmo.