Thu, May 23, 2024

2024/25 Internship Program – application is up – Deadline June 30!

The Chugach NF Avalanche Center is accepting applications for next season's Internship Program! Closing date is June 30, 2024. This program has been highly successful, a staple for the center, and promotes a pipeline for aspiring snow/avalanche professionals. Please see details for job requirements, how to apply, and who to contact with questions HERE.  

Sat, May 04, 2024

Big Changes for 2024/25!

As we wrap up a season of major expansion for CNFAC operations, we are excited to be planning for more growth in 2024/25. Our operation for Chugach State Park exceeded our expectations, and we are looking forward to continuing along a similar format next season. The big changes will be for our new forecast zones on the Chugach National Forest- the Summit Lake and Seward/Lost Lake areas. Beginning next winter, we will be issuing daily avalanche forecasts for all three...

Wed, February 14, 2024

John Mtn – Avalanche Accident

Preliminary Report: An avalanche was triggered on Tuesday afternoon, February 13, 2024, by a group of three backcountry skiers on John Mtn in the Kenai Mountains. The party was ascending the slope when the avalanche occurred. Two of the three people involved sustained injuries and the third did not survive. Forecasters are visiting the site today, February 14. We will be updating the accidents page as more information becomes available. That page is found HERE. These are extremely difficult times...

Fri, January 26, 2024

Elements of the forecast: Survey results are in

Many of you participated in the survey we posted at the end of last season trying to gain a little insight on what people are finding useful in the advisory. While we were targeting info specifically on the 'Problem Rose' icon we implemented last season, we were also able to gain some insight on what people are finding useful in the forecast. Thank you to everyone who was able to participate in the survey- we use this info to make...

Tue, January 23, 2024

8th Annual Snowball @ the 49th State Brewing – Feb 14th, 7PM

This Valentine's Day, let's celebrate our love of snow! Join us for the 8th Annual Snowball, our joint fundraiser with the Alaska Avalanche School. We'll have finger food, a rocking band, a silent auction with awesome items from local vendors, and, of course, plenty of great company. Tickets: Wednesday, February 14, 2024 7:00–11:00 PM Admission: $35