Avalanche Advisory

Turnagain Area Avalanche Advisory
Forecaster:   Wendy Wagner  
Thursday, October 9th 2014
Created: Oct 9th 9:16 am
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The Bottom Line

The 2014/2015 winter season is on the doorstep!!

Snow is beginning to dust the mountains and accumulate in parts of the upper elevations. 

The Avalanche Center will start to gear up during the later part of October. In the meantime, the observation page is ALWAYS open for business. If you are out and about send us a photo, let us know how much snow is out there, etc HERE.


Events coming up:

October 17th:  "Days Of My Youth" ski movie !! Two shows, 7 and 9pm - details HERE.

November 7th:  Southcentral Alaska Avalanche Workshop. A gathering of snow professionals for a day of learning, presentation, discussion and networking:

November 8th - 10th:  Alaska Winter Weather Forecasting Course. An amazing, and intense, mountain weather course taught by a former Alaska avalanche forecaster and current mountain meteorologist Jim Woodmencey! 

November 13th:  Join F-CNFAIC for our 6th Annual Fundraiser featuring Luc Mehl! Details HERE.

November 20th:  Winter Project World Premiere!! 



Keep tabs on weather conditions HERE and how things look at Turnagain Pass with the AKDOT's webcams!


Remember, if there is enough snow to play on, there is enough snow to slide.




This is a general backcountry avalanche advisory issued for Turnagain Arm with Turnagain Pass as the core advisory area (this advisory does not apply to highways, railroads, or operating ski areas).

Winter snowmachine use open/closed status and riding conditions updates

Riding status is not associated with avalanche danger. An area will be open to motorized use in accordance to the Forest Management Plan when snow coverage is adequate to protect underlying vegetation. Backcountry hazards including avalanche hazard are always present regardless of the open status of motorized use areas.

(Updated: Oct 11, 2014 )

Glacier District
Johnson Pass: Closed
Placer River: Closed
Skookum Drainage: Closed
Turnagain Pass: ClosedClosed as of April 23rd.
Twentymile: Closed
Seward District
Carter Lake: Closed
Lost Lake Trail: Closed
Primrose Trail: Closed
Resurrection Pass Trail: Closed
Snug Harbor: Closed
South Fork Snow River Corridor: Closed
Summit Lake: Closed

The information in this advisory is from the U.S. Forest Service, which is solely responsible for its content. This advisory describes general avalanche conditions and local variations always occur. This advisory provided by the Chugach National Forest, in partnership with Friends of the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center.

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