We Are Spreading the Word...

Nick Dodov Foundtion Avalance Awareness Class

The Winter Season of 2015/2016 Nickolay Dodov Foundation presented the Avalanche Awareness program Know Before You Go (KBYG) 15 times, to more than 1,200 ski racers, middle school students, coaches and parents!

November 8, 2015 - NDF presents KBYG
Squaw Valley Race Teams, coaches and parents.

December 6, 2015 - NDF presents KBYG
Sierra at Tahoe Race Teams, coaches and parents.

December 12, 2015 - NDF & Utah Avalanche Center presents KBYG
The Founders of the KBYG program Craig Gordon and Paul Diegel came to Bear Valley to present the movie to the Bear Valley public.

December 18, 2015 - NDF presents KBYG
6 presentations to 7th and 8th grades students attending Avery Middle School.

December 29, 2015 - NDF presents KBYG
Kirkwood Race Teams, coaches and parents.

January 24, 2016 - NDF had a presents KKBYG
Bear Valley Race & Devo Teams, coaches and parents.

February 20, 2016 - NDF presents KBYG
Dodge Ridge Race Teams, coaches and parents

March 22, 2016 - NDF presents KBYG
3 presentations to more than 200 students at South Tahoe High School.

Last December with the help of Karl Birkelnad, Director of The National Avalanche Center, and Georgi Georgiev, mountain guide and avalanche educator from The Free Mountains Associations helped to translate and print an Avalanche Safety brochure into Bulgarian to be distributed to the mountain resorts in Bulgaria.

NDF was honored by the Ebbetts Pass Historical Foundation and was given the 2015 Award of Excellence for our valuable contributions to the public and the Foundation's effort to bring avalanche safety awareness to the forefront through local programs and national associations providing a significant educational platforms to the ski and snowboard community for this and future generations! Thank you EPHA!


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.

The Nickolay Dodov Foundation is a registered 501c3 Non-Profit organization.


The Nickolay Dodov Foundation Safety Video features safety tips from professional snowboarder John Jackson, Bear Valley Mountain's Terrain Park Manager, Mike Schimke and Bear Valley Mountain's Ski Patrol Director, Mattly Trent.

NDF is proud to be working in partnership with: