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  • During the course of the lawsuit Dodov vs. Alaska Heliskiing we didn’t take the insulting settlement.  We closed the lawsuit against Alaska Heliskikiing in the Federal Court as a self presented without prejudice. The lawsuit again Alaska Heliskiing in Alaska State Court was administratively closed and it can be reopen at any time with no statue of limitation. Statue of Limitation for Fraught is ten years.

 

  • Alaska Heliskiing is operating with low coverage Insufficient insurance advised by WOGA (Worldwide Outfitter & Guides Association). US Heli Association stated in 2012 on it’s own website that is part of WOGA insurance.

 

  • The non profit organization Alaska Avalanche Information Center is operating with Kevin Quinn (The President of U.S. Heli Association) as  Manager, and Eric Stevens(The Haines Avalanche Forecaster) as Secretary.

 

  • The lesson to be learn from the deadly avalanche in Haines

The 3rd Annual Nickolay Dodov Slopestyle was all about good vibes and cheerful happy crowd!

 

 

Thank you to everyone who came out to support our foundation and honor Nick!  A  huge turn out of competitiors and so many of  Nick’s  friends! The course was popping and the sun was shining! It was a memorable day! Thank you to all our sponsors! We can’t wait until next year!!!

 

 

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The Third Annual NICKOLAY DODOV Slopestyle

Join us for  the 3rd Annual Nickolay Dodov Slopestlye March 26th 2016 at Bear Valley Mountain ❄ !!! Amazing Prizes!!!! Come out and shred the competition or hangout with Nicks Crew!!! 9 -10am $20 …

Source: The Third Annual NICKOLAY DODOV Slopestyle

The Third Annual NICKOLAY DODOV Slopestyle

b16-02-NDF-slopestyle-posterJoin us for  the 3rd Annual Nickolay Dodov Slopestlye March 26th 2016 at Bear Valley Mountain ❄ !!!
Amazing Prizes!!!!
Come out and shred the competition or hangout with Nicks Crew!!!


9 -10am $20 Registration in the Sun Room

10 -11am Practice

11am Competition Start

3pm Awards on Sun Deck

 

Support Avalanche Safety and Dodov Foundation

 

by Carol Arvidsson;
Every little bit we do, can help people learn about avalanche danger, especially THIS year in the West.
Our son Erik was in an avalanche last winter in Austria. Two amazing men, his teammates, Bryce Astle from Sandy, Utah and Ronnie Berlack, from Franconia New Hampshire, athletes on the US Ski Team, did not survive. The loss is shared by the ski racing community, their friends and neighbors and most deeply of course felt by their families. After a year, it seems we miss them even more.
In Bear Valley, our family’s original ski town, Natalia and Alex Dodov, lost their only son in an avalanche, almost 3 years ago. The Nicolay Dodov Foundation was begun by the Dodovs and their extended Bear Valley community to bring education and awareness to youth in memory of Nic. The work they are doing is amazing!

Please click on the link and support with donation!

https://www.gofundme.com/avalanchedodov

The  goal of this campaign is to raise funding for avalanche education and safety in the snow to youth in the Sierra Nevada region and beyond.
Nicolay Dodov Foundation was begun as a tribute to Nickoay Dodov who was killed  while Snowboarding in Haynes Alaska  2012.  Nick was the only child of Alec and Natalia Dodov who live in Bear Valley California, and are originally from Bulgaria.  The Dodovs have devoted  their lives  to the  Mission of the Foundation in memory of Nicolay:
“To promote snow sports safety and awareness through educational programs and events. To encourage children and enthusiasts of all ages to safely explore the beauty of the mountains and to inspire a healthy and positive lifestyle in the light of Nickolay Dodov.

In the past 2 years, with only a small budget from friends and family , the Foundation  has been able to :
-Provide funding for the new Know Before you Go Avalanche Video produced by Utah Avalanche Center and Colorado Avalanche Information Center
-Provide Funding to the Sierra Avalance Center
-Present  an Avalanche Safety Program including Know Before you Go  to clubs and schools in  California including, USSA Far West skiers and coaches, Kirkwood Ski team, Sierra at Tahoe Race Team, Bear Valley Community and Race teams and Avery Middle Schools.   All of these sessions have been given free of charge.

Currently  the Foundation has more requests for sessions then their  budget allows.    The program is unique in that it blends youthful energy with important education about winter safety.   Avalanche  expertise requires detailed training both in a classroom and on snow, but the first step is understanding what to look for on a daily basis, and how to minimize risk.  “Know Before You Go is a free avalanche awareness program. Not much science, no warnings to stay out of the mountains, no formulas to memorize. In 1 hour, you will see the destructive power of avalanches, understand when and why they happen, and how you can have fun in the mountains and avoid avalanches.” (KBYBG video introduction)
The  Dodov Foundation’s  session provides the first step in education.   Additionally, the Foundation will continue to support larger non profits who share their mission, specifically:  Sierra Avalanche Center, Avalanche.org, Utah Avalanche Center , and  Colorado Avalanche Information Center  as a way to  honor  others  who have lost loved ones in avalanches.
The foundation needs help to fund more  seminars, and to complete a new goal:  to take the next step in safety by providing  one set of  avalanche safety equipment and basic training to a core team  at every club and organization that  they visit.  The costs incurred  to the foundation for each session range from $50-250, and the cost of basic avalanche equipment
( beacon, probe and shovel)  that they would like to give to each club for on-site training is $325.00 plus expenses for a certified Avalanche instructor .
This campaign is for $10,000 , so the Dodovs can plan a year of 10-15 additional  sessions and provide  grants to the organizations listed above .

There have been 7 avalanche fatalities in 2016 already in the United States, and over 40 listed avalanche incidents  by the Sierra Avalanche Center in California alone.   This is the year to Know before you GO!

Thanks for your support.

http://www.nickolaydodovfoundation.com

501c3 nonprofit organization 46-3764229
© 2013-2016 Nickolay Dodov Foundation | All Rights Reserved.

 

Know Before You Go

 

The Winter Season of 2015/2016  Nickolay Dodov Foundation had 15 presentations of the  Avalanche Awareness program “Know Before You Go” to more than 1200 ski and snowboard racers, middle and high school students, coaches, parents and public!

November 8th – Nickolay Dodov Foundation had a presentation of KBYG to the Squaw Valley Race teams, coaches and parents
December 6th – Nickolay Dodov Foundation had a presentation of KBYG to the Sierra at Tahoe Race teams, coaches and parents
December 12th -Nickolay Dodov Foundation had a presentation of KBYG the Bear Valley Public. Utah Avalanche Center presented. The Founders of the program Craig Gordon and Paul Diegel came to Bear valley to present from the name of the Foundation.
December 18th – Nickolay Dodov Foundation had 6 presentations of KBYG to the 7th and 8th grades students at Avery Middle School
December 29th – Nickolay Dodov Foundation had a presentation of KBYG to the Kirkwood race teams, coaches and parents
January 24th – Nickolay Dodov Foundation had a presentation of Know Before You Go to our Bear Valley race and Devo teams, coaches and parents.
February 20th – Nickolay Dodov Foundation had a presentation of KBYG to the Dodge Ridge race teams, coaches and parents

March 22nd – Nickolay Dodov Foundation had three presentations of KBYG to more that 200 students at South Tahoe High School 

In the month of December with the help of the Director of The National Avalanche Center, Karl Birkelnad and the help of the mountain guide and avalanche educator Georgi Georgiev from The Free Mountains Associations the Avalanche Safety brochure was translated and printed in Bulgarian language and spread over the mountain resorts in Bulgaria.

 

Nick Dodov was a member of Sierra at Tahoe snowboard team. On December 6th Nickolay Dodov Foundation presented KBYG avalanche awareness program to Sierra at Tahoe race teams, rippers, coaches and parents.055

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On December 12th  Nickolay Dodov Foundation presented  Know Before You Go to Bear Valley Public. The Founders of the program Craig Gordon and Paul Diegel came to Bear Valley to present from the name of the Foundation.

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On December 12th The Annual Winter Sports History Night honored Nickolay Dodov Foundation with the Ebbetts Pass History Annual Award

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On December 18th The Nickolay Dodov Foundation Presented the Avalanche Awareness Program KBYG to Avery Middle School. The Foundation avalanche educator Paul Henrickson presented six presentations of Know Before You Go to 150 students from 7th and 8th grade in their science class.

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On December 29th Nickolay Dodov Foundation Presented  KBYG Avalanche Awareness Program to Kirkwood race teams, coaches and parents

 

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On January 23th Nickolay Dodov Foundation Presented KBYG Avalanche Awareness Program to Bear Valley Ski teams, coaches and parents

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On February 20th Nickolay Dodov Foundation Presented KBYG Avalanche Awareness Program to the Dodge Ridge race teams, coaches and parents

 

 

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In the month of December with the help of the Director of The National Avalanche Center, Karl Birkelnad and the help of the mountain guide and avalanche educator Georgi Georgiev from The Free Mountains Associations the Avalanche Safety brochure was translated and printed in Bulgarian language and spread over the mountain resorts in Bulgaria. 12374932_10153092094821307_442127481578055717_o.jpg168.JPG