Nickolay was not our only son, he was our best friend, our beast team made, our teacher in many ways. He was very special young man, his light was so bright, everyone who had the opportunity to know him, was amazed of his talents, wisdom, his big smile and huge heart, always ready to help everyone.
Our Foundation is brought up from our love for Nick!… From our love for the mountains!… From our love for skiing in the backcountry!… We will continue to encourage and teach as many as we can to play on the snow and be safe!…We will continue our Foundation work in the light of our Nick!…We are looking forward to work together with everyone who is interested to reach out with avalanche awareness education!…We are so passionate about it…. it feels like it is our life now…. it is a good feeling… and all the movement and the progress of reaching youth with free avalanche education is so meaningful for us… feels like Nick is right next to us. … with a big smile on his face. .. I am up every morning before 5am to write emails for the Foundation and organize our presentations and events….The Foundation gives Alex and me a huge powerful positive purpose…We are VERY THANKFUL to be connected with Karl Birkeland, Doug Chabot, Craig Gordon, Richard Bothwell, Paul Henrickson, Michael McCarthy,Paul Diegel, Georgi Georgiev and all avalanche educators… we feel like Nick is orchestrating it all.. Powerful good feeling!…We are so very passion about spreading avalanche education especially to youth…. we feel like all the kids we reach out to with KBYG are our kids now .. and we always will encourage them to go and play on the mountains…and will continue spread avalanche awareness and educate them to ravel safe in the snow…especially to youth….together with our love for the mountains…for life… for hikes, skiing, snowboarding, windsurfing, skateboarding…sharing good moments… good food with friends..as our Nick did…
We live in a small ski resort Bear valley, California and we ride the mountain every given day…. We have 100+ ski days every winter … half of them in the backcountry… ALWAYS FIRST CHAIR on POWDER DAYS!!!… For our Nick… with our Nick!!!
Please contact us if you would like to have an avalanche education event… We have never turn down a request …. My husband Alex and I travel and attempt every event!… We have GREAT Avalanche Educators on our team!
Please contact us if you or your company can support our Foundation!… We are a small Foundation running from donations of very close friends who are very passionate about backcountry skiing and avalanche education!
We are a small Foundation…. but we do believe that we are the BIGGEST provider of FREE avalanche education to youth in California!
Check our website for upcoming events and to schedule your event! SUPPORT AND DONATE TO US!
Nickolay Dodov Foundation is proud to be one of the sponsors for the California Avalanche Workshop. This is a great early season workshop for backcountry enthusiast. The California Avalanche Workshop is a preseason gathering of the backcountry tribe. This is an opportunity to learn from pros, analyze accidents, and network. To all of the Backcountry Tribe please contact us. The Foundation will get you a ticket! Join us for a great event! !!! The CAW runs from 9-5 on Saturday October 20th at the North Tahoe Event Center…. We are looking forward for it.. and to see you there!!!
Nickolay Dodov Foundation is proud to be one of the sponsors for the California Avalanche Workshop. This is a great early season workshop for backcountry enthusiast. The California Avalanche Workshop is a preseason gathering of the backcountry tribe. This is an opportunity to learn from pros, analyze accidents, and network. To all of the Bear Valley Backcountry Tribe…. and all mountain enthusiasts please contact us. The Foundation will get you a ticket and organize transportation! Join us for a great event! !!! The CAW runs from 9-5 on Saturday October 14th…. We are looking forward for it.. and we are looking forward to see you there!!!
Note from Cindy Berlack;
IN memory of Bryce and Ronnie, there will be a large avalanche event at the Omni Mt. Washington Resort , NH on 11/7.
The Nickolay Dodov Foundation had a successful presence at Bear Valley Mountain for the Annual Safety Week.The Foundation had a booth with tee-shirts, stickers, books, brochures, hand outs and safety DVD to help educate people about snow sports safety and awareness. The Foundation Safety DVD “To Send It Safe Educate Yourself” futures safety tips from Professional Snowboarder John Jackson, Bear Valley Terrain Park Manager Mike Schimke and Bear Valley Ski Patrol Director Mattly Trent. The presenation of the safety video with the lecture by the Mountain Guide and Avalanche Educator Paul Henrickson made a great impact to the audience of kids and parents.
This was our first snow sports safety event. It was a extra special day because it was Nicks Birthday.
We would like to say thank you to everyone who helped us with the Safety Presentation. Thank you to Karl Birkeland, Director of USDA Forest Service National Avalanche Center for his great support and sending an avalanche safety brochures and the “Snow Sense” books. Thank you to Craig Gordon for his support and being open to work together with the Foundation with his program “Know Before You Go”. Thank you to Dennis Hogan and the Sierra Avalanche Center for their support and being open to come to our March 8th even to do a safety presentation. .