Ascent Outdoors

Our go to Ski Shop in Seattle that is committed to offering the backcountry and alpine community a place to find the best gear and latest news from the mountains, as well as a venue to swap stories and meet … Read More

Friends Northwest Weather Avalanche Center

The Friends of the Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center (FOAC) is a coalition of individuals and groups working to support the Avalanche Center and to provide public education and awareness about avalanches and avalanche safety.


Lorpen began as a small manufacturer of technical socks in the Basque region of Spain in the early 1980’s. Our founders were looking to make innovative and functional socks for walking and hiking enthusiasts. We are now a company with … Read More

American Institute Avalanche Research Education

The mission of the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education is to: ‘Save Lives Through Avalanche Education’ The specific goals of AIARE are: Increase the public awareness of avalanches and avalanche safety. Provide high quality avalanche education thereby enhancing … Read More