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On Saturday, March 23rd from 12-2pm swing by the Turnagain Pass motorized parking lot and meet the CNFAIC avalanche forecasters, bring and test your avalanche rescue gear, ask questions and learn about the history of Turnagain Pass and the avalanche center. We'll even have a few beacons buried so you can test your skills before heading into the hills!
Turnagain Advisory
Monday, March 18th 2019
The avalanche danger remains HIGH in the backcountry. Very large avalanches occurred naturally yesterday and are expected to keep releasing today. Ten days of stormy weather has been loading slopes with 8 to 15 feet of snow, which is peeling off the mountains. These slides are big and have been sending debris far into runout zones and through flat areas. Travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended. Give runout zones an extra wide berth as debris may run much further than expected.  PORTAGE VALLEY:  Large natural avalanches may send debris all the way to valley floors today, despite a break in weather. Travel in runout zones from avalanches that may occur above is NOT recommended. This includes venturing along and past the Byron Glacier Trail. SUMMIT LAKE (& INTERIOR EASTERN KENAI MTS):  Large to very large human triggered avalanches remain very likely. Between 2-3 feet of snow has fallen onto a very weak snowpack and avalanche are releasing in old buried weak layers. Trav ...
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