Join Our Match Fund

The Mountain Ghosts event is a major component to meeting NWAC’s annual fundraising goals, however, we also believe it can be an important tool for encouraging additional community support. 

Match pools are a demonstrated method for increasing giving, often driving the highest grossing days of a campaign because they motivate fundraisers and donors to act fast to double their impact on the cause.

We need your help to create a match pool for the annual fund drive that will run from December 24th – December 31st.  

Finally, we’d like to leverage your donation in a match pool to meet our year-end fundraising goal of $100,000 with the combined Mountain Ghosts Match and individual donors. 

You can choose to donate today, or pledge a gift for a future date following the Year End Fund Drive. 

2021 High Donor Sweepstakes

For every $1,000 pledged or donated, you will be entered to win this year’s prize.

-One day of helicopter assisted backcountry skiing OR two seats on a helicopter for a day of heli skiing with North Cascades Heli Skiing

-A pair of limited edition NWAC K2 skis (179 cm)

-An NWAC member 30L Ortovox backpack


Who are the Mountain Ghosts?

The Mountain Ghosts event began in 2017 with a group of donors coming together to raise funds for The Northwest Avalanche Center. By 2018 it had become NWAC’s most significant fundraising event of the year and a crucial part of the support that allows for us to build the forecasts you rely on. 

Mountain Ghost support last season facilitated the building of our new website which launched in November. Yet there’s more to do, the first phase of the NWAC website has made a big difference, but the second phase will have more impact with usability and be easier for forecasters to update. While we won’t be able to gather in-person, we hope you will continue to support NWAC in helping us achieve our annual fundraising goals. 

The match pool will be announced for the last three days of our Year End Fund Drive December, 29th- 31st to help drive the last few days of giving.