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It's our third annual Snowball! This year, the 49th State Brewing Co Anchorage will be gracious enough to host us. We will be featuring music by Sassafrass, craft beer, door prizes, raffle drawing, and silent auction. All proceeds to benefit Alaska Avalanche School and Friends of the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center. Come out, have some fun, and win some prizes- all in the honor of avalanche awareness and education! $25- tickets include one free drink before 9pm. Tickets available here.
Turnagain Advisory
Monday, February 20th 2017
There is a MODERATE avalanche danger on all aspects above 1,500' for triggering a slab avalanche 2-3' thick. The new snow from last week is still trying to bond with the old snow surface and triggering a large, and potentially very dangerous, slab is possible. Other avalanche concerns are cornice falls and glide avalanches; there is an opening glide crack on Seattle Ridge that threatens popular terrain underneath. If the sun shines today, calm winds may allow the surface to warm enough for loose snow sluffs in steep southerly terrain. Below 1,500' there is a LOW danger where triggering an avalanche is unlikely due to a snowpack consisting of hard crusts. *If skies clear up today and travel is possible to the upper elevations, remember cautious route-finding is recommended with this avalan …
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Summit Weekly Summary
Saturday, February 18th 2017
ARCHIVED ADVISORY - Advisories expire after 24 hours.
Elevated avalanche danger exists today (Saturday) and dangerous avalanche conditions could persist through the week in the Summit Lake Zone. Sunday Feb12th through Feb 14th a warm storm front quickly rolled into the area bringing temperatures up into the mid 30F’s with rain/snow line estimated around ~2100’. A breakable crust was formed to this elevation. Temperatures cooled later in the week along with an additional 9” of snowfall recorded at the Summit Lake SNOTEL. In the alpine a total …
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