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Sun, January 17, 2021

Recording of Forecaster Chat #3- How the Sausage is Made: What goes into an avalanche forecast?

In case you weren't able to join us (or if you wanted to revisit part of the conversation), you can watch Forecaster Chat #3 here. A big thank you goes out to Karl Birkeland, director of the National Avalanche Center, to join us for a discussion involving the North American Avalanche Danger Scale, the process of avalanche forecasting, and how to put an avalanche forecast to use. Thanks also to everybody that asked all of those good questions, it made...

Thu, December 17, 2020

Recording of Forecaster Chat # 2 – Persistent and Deep Persistent Slab Avalanches is up!

If you missed our live Zoom CNFAIC Forecaster Chat with forecaster Aleph Johnston-Bloom on Dec 15th,  check the recording out on the link below! Big thank you to Allie Barker and Jed Workman from Hatcher Pass Avalanche Center for being guest stars and sharing great info and discussion. Recorded Version is HERE!!! What's included: What to expect: An overview of how persistent weak layers form A few notable Persistent Slab/DPS avalanche cycles from the Turnagain Pass forecast area Special Guests HPAC...

Wed, December 09, 2020

Pandemic Pandemonium – What does increasing numbers in the backcountry mean and what can we do about it?

Please take a minute to read Graham Predeger's article below his video addressing this winter's expected increase in backcountry use and how we might be able to make the best of it! The PDF version can be found HERE. https://youtu.be/38X4n5P2S1I   Another worthy read is an article by Outside Online that boils down a very interesting study by the Colorado Avalanche Information Center regarding who is ending up in more accidents with more and more people using the backcountry. HINT-...

Wed, December 02, 2020

Recording of Forecaster Chat #1 – Finding Your Perfect Powder Day is up!

If you missed our live Zoom CNFAIC Forecaster Chat on Dec 1st, check the recording out on the link below! Big thank you to Kyle Van Peursem for being our guest start and sharing his weather knowledge for how to find our perfect powder day. Recorded Version is HERE!!  A quick registration with name and email is required, then skip ahead to minute 4 for the true start. This is a 1.5 hour presentation. Topics: A quick 2019/20 avalanche season recap...

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!