News


Wed, November 23, 2022

The Avalanche Problem Rose

The problem rose is a new addition to our forecasts this season. Many avalanche centers in the lower 48 have been using this tool for a while now, and we are going to try adding it to our toolbox. Our plan is to try using the rose this season, then reassess at the end of the year and decide how well it worked. *We will need your feedback! Please send comments to staff@chugachavalanche.org. The rose is structured by two main...

Mon, November 14, 2022

Southcentral Avalanche Workshop – Recording Posted!

A big THANK YOU to all the wonderful presenters, sponsors, and volunteers at the 2022 Southcentral Alaska Avalanche Workshop!!   The recordings have been posted at: akavalancheworkshop.org. as well as linked below. Check them out - chances are you may know a presenter or two.    Speaker List: Morning Session – link: MORNING PRESENTATIONS1- Avalanche Transceiver InterferenceDoug Latimer and Ivars Finvers, Alpine Club of Canada Lead Winter Guide 2- Change Your Lenses; Cultivating Intellectual HumilityAmy Pertuz, Silverton Mountain Ski Patrol, Guide,...

Thu, November 03, 2022

November 3rd Update

CONDITIONS SUMMARY - November 3rd, 2022 Early November Update:  And it begins! After a mostly dry October, a cool(ish) storm on November 2nd has brought 12-16 inches of new snow to Turnagain Pass and 12 – 20 inches to the mid and upper elevations in Girdwood Valley. At sea level, there was generally a rain snow/mix. Prior to this, 2-6 inches of snow fell on October 26th that was just enough to whiten the mountains. Temperatures stayed cool enough for that snow to mostly...

Fri, September 30, 2022

Winter is on the Way!

Winter 2023 is coming... The days are getting shorter, the mountains whiter, and early season events are lining up. Upcoming Events: Oct 20, 7pm: MSP Ski Film! MatchStick Productions – “Anywhere from Here” Showing Thursday, October 20 at 7pm at the West Anchorage High School Auditorium. Doors open 30min prior. Tickets HERE ($20 in advance and $25 at the door). Oct 27, 830pm: Snow Stories 4.0 - BearTooth Theater Annual Fundraiser! Get stoked for the winter with Friends of Chugach...

Thu, May 19, 2022

2022/23 Internship Program application is up – Deadline June 23!

The Chugach NF Avalanche Center is accepting applications for next season's Internship Program! Closing date is June 23, 2022. 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.