News


Wed, December 11, 2019

Staff changes at CNFAIC – our best wishes to Heather Thamm and welcome Ryan Van Luit!!

Some of you may have noticed there have been some staffing changes here at the avalanche center: After five wonderful years, the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center is sad to see Heather Thamm move on. During her tenure, she shared her diverse skill set and thoughtful perspective. In addition to her competent forecasting and being a wonderful field partner, Heather grew the center's workplace safety protocol by creating and implementing a formal field day debriefing process. While mentoring an intern, she put...

Tue, November 05, 2019

What? A new website!?

That's right! You may have noticed there's a fresh new look and features on the CNFAIC website. Even more exciting is how easy and mobile friendly it is. We have been working to kick off winter 19/20 with this big web 'revamp' and we're very proud to show it off! What's new? WEATHER STATION MAP! See where each station is located and click for a quick look at the hourly data. WEATHER Page find the popular 'weather station list' for...

Tue, October 01, 2019

Southcentral Alaska Avalanche Workshop scheduled for Nov 8th, 2019

Mark your calendars for Friday, November 8th! The 7th Annual SAAW (Southcentral Alaska Avalanche Workshop) will be again starting off our winter season. Guest speakers will include Ken Wylie from Canada and Jamie Yount from the Colorado Department of Transportation. Details found at the workshop website:  akavalancheworkshop.org.

Thu, August 15, 2019

CNFAIC is hiring an avalanche forecaster

The Chugach National Forest, Glacier Ranger District is currently seeking applicants for a GS-1341-07 Meteorological Technician. This is a full time 1039 hour temporary position located in Girdwood, AK. The vacancy announcement will be open in USA Jobs from 8/15-8/21/19. Please see the CNFAIC_Outreach_Notice for more details regarding the responsibilities and work environment of the position.  If you are interested, please follow the Vacancy Announcement link below to view additional details and submit your application. Position: GS-1341-07 Meteorological Technician Duty Location:  Girdwood, AK Vacancy...

Wed, April 24, 2019

2020 Internship Program application is up – Deadline July 29th!

The CNFAIC is currently accepting applications for next season's Internship Program! Closing date is July 29th, 2019. 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! Photos: Past CNFAIC interns in the field. If you are interested please take a look at the application on the link above and reach out to us!