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Mon, November 09, 2020

The Southcentral Alaska Avalanche Workshop: went VIRTUAL! Recording available for viewing.

Missed the event? Or want share what you learned with a friend? Click HERE for the link to the event recording. The 2020 Southcentral Alaska Avalanche Workshop is going virtual this fall. Mark your calendars for the afternoon of Friday, November 6th (2-5pm). Details, registration and schedule available at akavalancheworkshop.org. Hope to see you all there!

Mon, October 19, 2020

CNFAIC Staff gears up for the season – update

WELCOME to the 2020/2021 Winter Season!! The mountains are getting whiter and that means the CNFAIC is getting ready for another fantastic winter season! The Avalanche Center will begin issuing intermittent snow, weather and avalanche updates as conditions warrant through mid-November. Daily avalanche forecasts are planned to begin during Thanksgiving weekend – pending an unseasonable chilly fall, which might demand an earlier start. *Don’t forget to keep tabs on current events/information on Facebook  and  Instagram!!*

Tue, June 23, 2020

CNFAIC is hiring an avalanche forecaster!

The Chugach National Forest, Glacier Ranger District is currently seeking applicants for a GS1341-07 Meteorological Technician (CNFAIC Avalanche Specialist). This is a full-time  seasonal position with a minimum 5 month guaranteed tour between November and April. The duty station is located in Girdwood, AK. The vacancy announcement will be advertised as a DEMO announcement (all candidates) and will be posted at www.usajobs.gov. All potential applicants who respond to this outreach will be sent the link to the vacancy announcement when...

Mon, April 27, 2020

The 2019/20 forecast season is over – THANK YOU for tuning in!

The CNFAIC has wrapped up operations and will no longer be posting conditions updates. Thank you to everyone for tuning in!! It was an interestingly chilly winter with many cold outflow wind events and a snowpack which struggled to stay near 50% of normal. Please see more in our Annual Report, which can be found HERE. Although the forecast season has finished, the avalanche season has not  – please see HERE for some  SPRINGTIME AVALANCHE TIPS!!   Current conditions? Keep tabs on...

Mon, March 30, 2020

CNFAIC suspends backcountry avalanche forecasts until further notice

Official USFS and CNFAIC Press Statement: The Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center (CNFAIC) is suspending backcountry avalanche forecasts and field operations beginning Monday, March 30th until further notice. This decision is in response to the State of Alaska’s COVID-19 Health Mandates that are now in effect and their impact on CNFAIC field operations. This decision is not taken lightly. As an organization built upon promoting public safety, the CNFAIC priority at this time is maintaining the health and well-being...