MISSION STATEMENT: 
TO FINANCIALLY SUPPORT THE
FLATHEAD AVALANCHE CENTER AND SAVE LIVES THROUGH AVALANCHE EDUCATION

Board of Directors
President - Mike Block
Vice President - Ronald Bachrach
Secretary - Lloyd Morsett
Treasurer - Roland Frey
Member - Dow Powell
Member - Ted Steiner
In Memoriam Member - Ben Parsons


Advisory Council
Interim FAC Director - Todd Hannan
Program Coordinator - Jenny Cloutier
Flathead National Forest - Chris Prew

 

 

Providing Quality Avalanche Advisories

FOFAC’s goal is to continue to support the Flathead Avalanche Center in providing advisories seven days a week, and to help provide avalanche education to keep up with the growing demand from our community's backcountry users.

Sponsored advisories will help meet the goal of improving public safety as well as give prominent coverage to the sponsors on the Center’s web site.

Sponsored advisories help us meet our goal of improving public safety and give you prominent coverage on the Center’s web site. If you are interested in sponsoring the advisory please contact Roland Frey at roland@flatheadavalanche.org

Educational Opportunities

Providing quality avalanche education to the community is a primary goal for FOFAC.  This goal is achieved through providing public courses as well as supporting club and business avalanche classes, youth classes, topic series, and hosting experts in the field of avalanche education. Subjects include Avalanche Awareness, Introduction to Avalanche Field Courses, Terrain Management, and Companion Rescue.

Website Information and Outreach

  The FOFAC website is loaded with avalanche information including:
Avalanche advisories
*List of classes in the region
Observations, photos, and videos
* An automated weather station map
Upcoming avalanche related events in the community
Links to avalanche organizations in the area

 

Friends of the Flathead Avalanche Center also hosts a variety of Social Media outlets including  Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube

 

Grant Support

The Flathead National Forest has been successful in obtaining grants from the Montana Department of Fish Wildlife and Parks, Recreation Trails Program (RTP). Combining grant money with the forest avalanche budget provides only half of the budget necessary to run a full functioning avalanche center. Private sponsors and fundraising is necessary to make up the difference.

Flathead National Forest Support

The Flathead National Forest has been supporting avalanche information and education since the 1980s.  There continues to be a solid level of support from the Forest. However, with ever shrinking budgets, growth for the avalanche center will not be possible without private donors and fundraising efforts by FOFAC. The Forest provides:                                                   

* $22,500 yearly
* Office space and infrastructure
* Snowmobiles
* Trucks & trailers
* Safety equipment
* Radios & phones
* Media support

Your Support

 

The Flathead Avalanche Center could not opperate without the support of our community. If you would like to become a member, or become a corporate sponsor, please visit out Donation Page or contact Roland Frey at roland@flatheadavalanche.org.

Checks can be mailed to:

Friends of the Flathead Avalanche Center
PO Box 4276
Whitefish, MT 59937