Board of Directors
President - Dow Powell
Vice President - Ronald Bachrach
Secretary - Cheri DuBeau
Treasurer - Roland Frey
Member - Zach Miller
Member - Becky Smith-Powell
Member - Lloyd Morsett
Member - Felicia Ennis
Member - Ed Visnovske
In Memoriam Member - Ben Parsons
FAC Director - Zach Guy
Director of Operations - Emily Struss
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 website.
Sponsored advisories help us meet our goal of improving public safety and give you prominent coverage on the Center’s website. If you are interested in sponsoring the advisory please contact Emily Struss at email@example.com
Providing quality avalanche education to the community is central to FOFAC's mission. 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 Courses,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
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 are 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
* Trucks & trailers
* Safety equipment
* Radios & phones
* Media support
The Flathead Avalanche Center could not operate without the support of our community. If you would like to become a member or become a corporate sponsor, please visit our Donation Page or contact Roland Frey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Checks can be mailed to:
Friends of the Flathead Avalanche Center
PO Box 4276
Whitefish, MT 59937