Corporate sponsors make our programs possible

What You Support

We provide quality information and promote avalanche awareness

In a snowy, mountainous region like ours, avalanche awareness is essential for winter preparedness. Our programs help improve the chances of safe backcountry outcomes for recreationists in avalanche-prone terrain.

The Flathead Avalanche Center publishes around 150 daily advisories every winter for three forecast zones encompassing 1.2 million acres of public land. The Friends of the Flathead Avalanche Center educates more than 2,000 students each season, reaching a wide audience including motorized users, youth, women’s-specific groups, search and rescue organizations, and partner land management agencies. We also provide our community with weather stations, courses, events, and public outreach around avalanche safety. Learn more about our mission here.

Our programs matter to you and your business

Many of our sponsors have been with us from the beginning, and their support has been key for getting us to where we are today. New sponsors help us keep expanding our reach! Our sponsors are a cherished group of businesses who invest in avalanche safety because of the benefits it brings to the community.

In gratitude for your support, we hold our sponsors in the highest regard and never miss an opportunity to sing your praises to our audiences. With 300,000 visitors to our website annually, 8,000 followers on Instagram, and 1,700 newsletter subscribers, lots of eyes see the brands that support our mission. Sponsor benefits go beyond logo placements to include private avalanche awareness classes for your staff, NRSAW tickets, and premier boothing opportunities. Learn more about our sponsor benefits below.

Why Sponsor?

Sponsorship Levels

Thank you for making a direct impact on avalanche safety

Website Logo Placement

Homepage, forecast pages, and supporters page

Marketing & Communications

Thank-you social medial post on first day of sponsor month (month choice is first-come, first serve)

All-sponsors thank-you social media post at beginning and end of operational season

Our account will amplify and share your social media content, when relevant

Logo placement in monthly email newsletter

Community education (NRSAW, Friends Fest, Avalanche Awareness, Fireside Chats, and Topics Workshops) logo placement on materials including: posters and social media, slideshows and recordings, and booth signage

Opportunity to display literature or giveaway small swag item at events

Education

Private one-hour avalanche safety class for your team

NRSAW

Six event passes for your team

Premier booth location

Logo placement on poster, digital assets, and attendee gift bags

Recognition as title sponsor in announcements

Opportunity to place branded swag in gift bags

Website Logo Placement

Homepage, observations pages, and supporters page

Marketing & Communications

Instagram Weekly Conditions Quiz logo placement

All-sponsors thank-you social media post at beginning and end of operational season

Our account will amplify and share your social media content, when relevant

Logo placement in monthly email newsletter

Community education (NRSAW, Friends Fest, Avalanche Awareness, Fireside Chats, and Topics Workshops) logo placement on materials including: social media, slideshows and recordings, and booth signage

Education

Private one-hour avalanche safety class for your team

NRSAW

Four event passes for your team

Premier booth location (following Diamond booth placement)

Logo placement on poster and digital assets

Recognition as season sponsor in announcements

Opportunity to place swag in attendee gift bags

Website Logo Placement

Supporters page

Marketing & Communications

Social media education video sponsorship

All-sponsors thank-you post at beginning and end of operational season

Logo placement in monthly email newsletter

Community education (NRSAW, Friends Fest, Avalanche Awareness, Fireside Chats, and Topics Workshops) logo placement on materials including: social media, slideshows and recordings, and booth signage

Education

Private one-hour avalanche safety class for your team

NRSAW

Four event passes for your team

Standard event booth space

Logo placement on poster and digital assets

Opportunity to place swag in attendee gift bags

Website Logo Placement

Supporters page

Marketing & Communications

All-sponsors thank-you post at beginning and end of operational season

Logo placement in monthly email newsletter

Community education (NRSAW, Friends Fest, Avalanche Awareness, Fireside Chats, and Topics Workshops) logo placement on materials including: slideshows and recordings and booth signage

NRSAW

Three event passes for your team

Standard event booth space

Logo placement on digital assets only

Opportunity to place swag in attendee gift bags

Website Logo Placement

Supporters page

Marketing & Communications

All-sponsors thank-you post at beginning and end of operational season Logo placement in monthly newsletter

All-sponsors thank-you post at beginning and end of operational season

Logo placement in monthly email newsletter

Community education (NRSAW, Friends Fest, Avalanche Awareness, Fireside Chats, and Topics Workshops) logo placement on materials including: slideshows and recordings and booth signage

NRSAW

Two event passes for your team

Logo placement on digital assets only

Opportunity to place swag in attendee gift bags

Sponsorship Levels

Other Strategic Partnerships

Cash donations aren’t the only path to support as a sponsor

Events and Education

Raffle prizes for NRSAW and Flathead Avalanche Friends Fest

NRSAW attendee gift bag exclusive item: your logo next to ours on swag like a water bottle, hat, buff, keychain, etc. You cover the costs and we handle the merchandise.

Observer of the Month prizes

Venue hosts for community education including Avalanche Awareness, Topics Workshops, and Friends Fest events

Operations

Snow machines and maintenance

Help us stay warm, dry, and protected this winter with new soft goods

We also welcome hard goods like gear for snow science and avalanche rescue

Staff training including but not limited to motorized skills, team building activities, and mental resilience

Share your expertise with us!

Other professional services

Meeting venues and food/drink partners

How will my in-kind donation be recognized?

Contributions with a value under $1,000 will be recognized as “in-kind.”

Contributions over $1,000 will be recognized at the cash value sponsorship levels, and donors will receive associated benefits, outlined above.

Your total contribution for the season combines cash donations, in-kind donations, and co-branded partnership proceeds.

Let’s work together!

You do what you do best: sell your product, but with a pledge to donate proceeds to avalanche safety. Use our mission and our logo to inspire and motivate your audience.

Who is a good fit for this kind of partnership? Maybe you’re an artist or creator inspired by snow and mountains. Or you offer a service our audience would benefit from,like fitness training, nutrition coaching, or mental health. If you make or sell gear, maybe you want to support the educators who teach people how to use their beacons!

Ultimately co-branding is unique to your business. For that reason, it’s an organic, effective way to make an impact.

How will my donation be recognized?

Contributions with a value under $1,000 will be recognized as “in-kind.”

Contributions over $1,000 will be recognized at the cash value sponsorship levels, and donors will receive associated benefits, outlined above.

Your total contribution for the season combines cash donations, in-kind donations, and co-branded partnership proceeds.

The Friends of the Flathead Avalanche Center (FOFAC) is a 501(c)3) non-profit organization that contributes significant fundraising and capacity to our partnership with the Flathead Avalanche Center (FAC) thanks to the support of our corporate sponsorship program. Thank you for your pledge to support our shared mission as a FOFAC sponsor. Sponsor benefits apply for the full fiscal year beginning in October.