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

Tue, December 05, 2023

Member in December!

Become a Member in December! The Friends of the Chugach Avalanche Center is a non-profit, which means we need your help to keep our avalanche center running. This is our most crucial time of year for fundraising, so if you haven't yet, please consider becoming a member. Did you know that nearly half of our Forest Service avalanche specialists' positions are funded by community donations to the Friends, as well as 100% of the new Chugach State Park Avy Specialist's...

Tue, October 17, 2023

Matchstick Productions – The Land of Giants – Fundraiser

Join us for our annual joint fundraiser with the Alaska Avalanche School on November 14! This year, we're showing Matchstick Productions' The Land of Giants, featuring the best skiers in the world as they ride unbelievable conditions to the very edge and beyond. It's a celebration of the natural world, and a reminder of the power of the human spirit. It's a film that will leave you awestruck, inspired, and humbled. Plus, you could win awesome raffle prizes donated by film tour sponsors...