Become a Member in December! The Friends of the Chugach Avalanche Center is a non-profit, which means we need your help to keep our avalanche center running. This is our most crucial time of year for fundraising, so if you haven’t yet, please consider becoming a member. Did you know that nearly half of our Forest Service avalanche specialists’ positions are funded by community donations to the Friends, as well as 100% of the new Chugach State Park Avy Specialist’s position? Everyone who donates will be entered to win some awesome prizes (like Dynafit bindings, a Voile splitboard, and more!) at our Girdwood Brewery Forecaster Chat on January 19.