Instructor Qualifications

Jeffrey Moskowitz

Haines Avalanche Center

Haines, AK

(907) 314-0188 (Hm)

AIARE Qualifications:

Level 1 Course Instructor
Level 2 Course Instructor

Other Qualifications:

AAA Professional Member


Jeff grew up downhill skiing with his family at Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada in 1994. He has since then skied throughout the Canadian Rockies, Utah, Washington, Colorado, and Alaska. While pursuing a geography degree at the University of Colorado, Boulder he joined the Backcountry Club staff, a student organization for backcountry riders in 2006. He took a Level II course with the America Institute of Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) in 2009 and shortly thereafter began teaching Avalanche Level 1 for the Outdoor Program at the University of Colorado. Jeff moved to what he now considers home Haines, Alaska in 2010. Here he continues his passion for backcountry skiing and avalanche safety with the Haines Avalanche Center and contributes heavily to forecasts and local observations since the center's founding. With annual grants from the Department of Public Safety (DPS) and Alaska State Trooper, he has been a public educator on snow travel and backcountry safety, in both the communities of Haines and Skagway since 2013. Jeff served on the executive board of directors for the Alaska Avalanche Information Center (AAIC) for two years and has attended recent professional development such as: Alaska Snow Safety Summit and Southcentral Alaska Avalanche Workshop (SAAW) both in Anchorage, Alaska 2015 & 2017, the International Snow Safety Workshop (ISSW) in Breckenridge, Colorado 2016 and AIARE Instructor Training Course (ITC) in Valdez, Alaska 2016. He is now a qualified AIARE Level I and II Course Instructor and AAA Professional Member.