Hatcher Pass Avalanche Center


Did you know?
HPAC is a grass-roots, non-agency avalanche center funded through community donations, fundraising events, and grants (governmental/non-governmental). 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 2008. During the season of 2012-2013, 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 forecasters. We are a small organization, with a big impact.

How else can I get involved?
Email us at info@hpavalanche.org if you are interested in volunteering, joining our board, or helping with fundraiser events.

Alaskan residents – When you apply for your PFD, please choose to give a portion to HPAC.
We are an official Pick. Click. Give. organization.

Sponsors Click here to learn more about how your business can partner with HPAC.

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Donation Total: $25.00 One Time

* We also accept donations by check OR you can contact us to make a donation through Venmo.