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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: CNFAIC
Date:   May 1st, 2012
Location:   Sunburst Air and Wind Charts
Observation:   Sunburst weather station air and wind data from this season and last (2011/12 an >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: CNFAIC
Date:   May 1st, 2012
Location:   Turnagain Pass SNOTEL charts
Observation:   Snow depth and snow water equivalent for this year and last. Taken from the Tur >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Wagner
Date:   Apr 27th, 2012
Location:   Sunburst / Seattle Ridge / Magnum
Observation:   Sunny skies, very warm (50degree temps), light east winds today and a solid ref >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Wagner
Date:   Apr 21st, 2012
Location:   Seattle Ridge / Repeat Offender (with map)
Observation:   This is the first avalanche that has overrun and deposited significant debris on >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Wagner
Date:   Apr 20th, 2012
Location:   Turnagain Pass - Seattle Ridge/Center Creek
Observation:   Today's bright sunny skies provided good viewing of the recent avalanche activi >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Girdwood
Public Observer:
Date:   Apr 20th, 2012
Location:   Bear Valley, Valley to north of Whittier Tunnel en (with map)
Observation:   Sorry, no photos, but did observe one of the largest avalanche debris piles I ha >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Girdwood
Public Observer:
Date:   Apr 18th, 2012
Location:   Below Goat couloir April 18
Observation:   I thought it interesting that the slab was where it was and relatively low angl >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Graham Predeger
Date:   Apr 18th, 2012
Location:   Seattle Ridge (with map)
Observation:   Lots of avalanche activity today in the forecast zone. A drive through Turnaga >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Graham Predeger
Date:   Apr 18th, 2012
Location:   Turnagain Pass (with map)
Observation:   Skiers and snowmachiners- Please be aware there is a habituated (blond-colored) >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Wagner
Date:   Apr 17th, 2012
Location:   Turnagain Pass - Sunburst
Observation:   Toured up Sunburst for a closer look at the pack above 3000'. Weather was warm, >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Wagner / Engelhardt
Date:   Apr 14th, 2012
Location:   Seattle Ridge and Corn Biscuit
Observation:   Clouds moved into Turnagain Pass quickly today and light rain began to fall bel >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Girdwood
Professional Observer: Kevin Wright
Date:   Apr 13th, 2012
Location:   Crow Pass (with map)
Observation:   Skied down from Crow Pass in mid afternoon on supportable corn snow. Previous a >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Apr 13th, 2012
Location:   United States (with map)
Observation:   Went up Corn Biscuit yesterday afternoon sun, sun, sun. We began from the pullou >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Chris Engelhardt
Date:   Apr 13th, 2012
Location:   Turnagain Pass (with map)
Observation:   Pictures of recent avalanches in Turnagain Pass area. A warm week with minimal >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Girdwood
Public Observer:
Date:   Apr 12th, 2012
Location:   Lower Lookers Right on Ragged Top Facing Crow Cree (with map)
Observation:   Well, I'll jump on the glide release train...that nice sized one on Ragged Top >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Wagner
Date:   Apr 12th, 2012
Location:   Seattle Ridge / Twin Peaks
Observation:   The snowpack is becoming wet, saturated, rotten and beginning to shed. Especial >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Girdwood
Professional Observer: Chris Engelhardt
Date:   Apr 11th, 2012
Location:   California Creek/east side Girdwood Valley (with map)
Observation:   Wet activity was busy yesterday on east aspects in the early part of the day a >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Wagner
Date:   Apr 11th, 2012
Location:   Lipps - Corn Biscuit (with map)
Observation:   A pit on the Lipps shoulder, westerly aspect at 3300', showed a reactive and pro >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Other - Outside Advisory Area
Professional Observer: Chris Engelhardt
Date:   Apr 10th, 2012
Location:   Bard Peak/Portage Lake (with map)
Observation:   Bright sunny day with dead calm winds. The lower flanks of the hershey kiss of >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: G. Predeger
Glide crack and cornice photos
Date:   Apr 8th, 2012
Location:   Squirrel Flats (with map)
Observation:   Widening glide crack on the north side of Seattle ridge. Second photo is a lar >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Summit
Professional Observer: Alex McLain
Summit Lake Fresno NE aspect
Date:   Apr 7th, 2012
Location:   Fresno Elevation 2000' NE Aspect (with map)
Observation:   Today I went up Fresno up the ridge out of Manitoba parking lot. Skied to near >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Apr 6th, 2012
Location:   Sunburst, N Side (with map)
Observation:   Buried surface hoar on N aspects is still tender in a few spots. I triggered a D >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Wagner
Date:   Apr 6th, 2012
Location:   East facing Seattle Ridge
Observation:   Glide cracks are widening more and more every day. Not many have released - yet. >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Other - Outside Advisory Area
Public Observer:
Date:   Apr 3rd, 2012
Location:   Falls Creek (with map)
Observation:   Three layers of buried surface hoar found up Falls Creek at about 2600' north a >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Apr 3rd, 2012
Location:   East side of Placer River valley (with map)
Observation:   Lots of moderate size sluffing on North aspects. The gully shown has NW aspect. >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Girdwood
Professional Observer: Kevin Wright
Date:   Apr 3rd, 2012
Location:   Kern Creek (with map)
Observation:   Wet glide avalanche in Kern creek. This was a full depth glide avalanche that s >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Apr 2nd, 2012
Location:   Turnagain Junior's Bowl (with map)
Observation:   No instability observed 4/2 skiing or snowmobiling. Snow stayed cool and dry on >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Apr 1st, 2012
Location:   castle? twin peak? (with map)
Observation:   Wx was pea soup on top half of the castle or twin peak. Dug a test pit about 3 >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Wagner / Englehardt
Date:   Mar 31st, 2012
Location:   Corn Biscuit (with map)
Observation:   Toured up Corn Biscuit ridge today and found the buried surface hoar on northerl >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Mar 30th, 2012
Location:   Turnagain Pass, Snowmobile side, below Seattle Rid (with map)
Observation:   Snowmobile triggered avalanches on Thursday, early afternoon. Both slide were >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Other - Outside Advisory Area
Professional Observer: Alex McLain
Date:   Mar 30th, 2012
Location:   Ressurection Pass Swan Lake (with map)
Observation:   Forest Service Cabin Crew reported an avalanche that had come down across trail >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Girdwood
Professional Observer: Kevin
Date:   Mar 30th, 2012
Location:   Raggedtop (with map)
Observation:   2 different layers of Buried Surface Hoar. Moderate to hard failures, but full >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Chris Engelhardt
Date:   Mar 30th, 2012
Location:   Tincan/Seattle Ridge/Summit Lake (with map)
Observation:   Performed some road observations today and saw activity on all aspects. 1.P >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Mar 29th, 2012
Location:   20 Mile Glacier (with map)
Observation:   Observed lots of natural sluff avalanches and slides on south facing slopes. A >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Mar 29th, 2012
Location:   Cornbiscuit (with map)
Observation:   Toured up Cornbiscuit today under bluebird skies and springtime temps. Ascent o >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Other - Outside Advisory Area
Public Observer:
Date:   Mar 28th, 2012
Location:   Northern Front Range (with map)
Observation:   Out of Area observation: Location: North facing gully, snowfield, and couloir >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Wagner
Date:   Mar 28th, 2012
Location:   Magnum Ridge - NW shoulder (with map)
Observation:   Toured up the NW shoulder of Magnum Ridge to take a look at any fresh wind slabs >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Summit
Professional Observer: Alex McLain
Date:   Mar 28th, 2012
Location:   Summit/Carter/Lost Lake (with map)
Observation:   On wed. March 28th significant windloading was happening in the Carter Lake Ar >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Chris Engelhardt
Date:   Mar 27th, 2012
Location:   Eddies (with map)
Observation:   We dug multiple pits today on North and Northeast facing convex rolls on Eddies >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Mar 27th, 2012
Location:   Lipps (with map)
Observation:   It was blowing 15-20 gusts at the top today, and there seemed to be a good deal >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Mar 26th, 2012
Location:   Eddy's (with map)
Observation:   We saw evidence of an avalanche that slid sometime within the last couple days? >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: G. Predeger/ A. Clark
Date:   Mar 26th, 2012
Location:   Skookum drainage (with map)
Observation:   Sled-ski tour into Skookum drainage on Monday with Adam Clark. Dug a couple pi >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Anchorage - Outside Advisory Area
Public Observer:
Date:   Mar 25th, 2012
Location:   Peak 3 (with map)
Observation:   I went up to Peak 3 to see how Friday's wind/snow effected the snowpack in the >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Chris Engelhardt
Date:   Mar 25th, 2012
Location:   SilverTip Peak (with map)
Observation:   We dug two seperate test pits today, The first was on a North Aspect @1700ft C >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Mar 25th, 2012
Location:   Eddies (with map)
Observation:   Driving into the pass yesterday we noticed a small (size 2?) avalanche on the N >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Girdwood
Public Observer:
Date:   Mar 24th, 2012
Location:   United States (with map)
Observation:   Found variable conditions up Peterson Cr. near Girdwood today March 24th. Good >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Mar 24th, 2012
Location:   Turnagain
Observation:   We found isolated but sizeable (20-30feet across) 6-8 inch slab releases when sk >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Wagner and Edwards
Date:   Mar 24th, 2012
Location:   Tincan and Eddies (with map)
Observation:   The new snow was fairly active today as many soft slab avalanches were triggere >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Summit
Professional Observer: Adam Clark
Date:   Mar 24th, 2012
Location:   Tenderfoot Ridge (with map)
Observation:   We saw this naturally-triggered avalanche on the SW side of Tenderfoot Ridge on >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Girdwood
Professional Observer: Kevin Wright
Date:   Mar 22nd, 2012
Location:   Orca North face (with map)
Observation:   This skier triggered avalanche happened sometime last week. We were able to ide >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Mar 20th, 2012
Location:   S. Aspect just below Tincan proper peak (with map)
Observation:   Sluff started by single kick with the side of my splitboard. Started board- wid >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Kevin Wright
Date:   Mar 20th, 2012
Location:   Placer valley (with map)
Observation:   Placer valley had quite a few natural avalanches that slid during or just after >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Anchorage - Outside Advisory Area
Public Observer:
Date:   Mar 18th, 2012
Location:   Flat Top Mountain (with map)
Observation:   Toured up to the top of Flat Top on Sunday. Conditions were beautiful with te >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Mar 18th, 2012
Location:   Magnum East End -- NF Couloir (with map)
Observation:   Toured to the East End of Magnum to ride some NF powder. Surface hoar from car >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Mar 18th, 2012
Location:   Cornbiscuit (with map)
Observation:   Skiing around Cornbiscuit today we observed that it was completely covered in s >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Mar 17th, 2012
Location:   Back bowls of Magnum and Corn Biscuit
Observation:   Traversing the ridge line between top of Super Bowl and basketball couloir, we >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Mar 17th, 2012
Location:   Center Ridge approach (with map)
Observation:   Short tour, Sat Mar 17th to inspect snowpack conditions. Rapidly warming, st >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Other - Outside Advisory Area
Professional Observer: Alex McLain
Date:   Mar 17th, 2012
Location:   Lost Lake Area (West of Lost Lake) (with map)
Observation:   Today I took a look at Lost Lake from Cooper Landing side and travelled to the >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Summit
Public Observer:
Date:   Mar 17th, 2012
Location:   near summit (with map)
Observation:   skiing near summit st pattys day found settled pow with some wind effect/loading >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Kevin Wright
Avalanche with injuries
Date:   Mar 16th, 2012
Location:   Eddies South face??? (with map)
Observation:   Avalanche with significant injuries and rescue On the evening of March >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Mar 16th, 2012
Location:   Shark Fin (with map)
Observation:   Dug pit at 1600', west aspect of shark fin. Pit was 120cm deep. 30 degree slope. >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Kevin Wright
Date:   Mar 16th, 2012
Location:   Silvertip creek (with map)
Observation:   This avalanche happened sometime at the end of the last storm event. It slid on >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Mar 14th, 2012
Location:   Center Ridge (with map)
Observation:   Toured up Center Ridge for a mellow day, found 1 1/2 - 2 feet of fresh snow. S >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Summit
Public Observer:
Date:   Mar 11th, 2012
Location:   Butch Ridge, Summit Lake (with map)
Observation:   Observed sastrugi and wind loading at higher elevations. Also, a sun crust has >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Girdwood
Public Observer:
Date:   Mar 11th, 2012
Location:   Penguin Ridge 2200 ft (with map)
Observation:   Location:Penguin Ridge Region: Girdwood Date: Mar 11th, 2012 Observer:Public >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Wagner
Date:   Mar 11th, 2012
Location:   Turnagain Pass and just south of the Pass
Observation:   In anticipation of the next snow/wind event we are mapping the snow surface for >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Mar 11th, 2012
Location:   Skookum Glacier (with map)
Observation:   While taking a breaking in the high bowl at Skookum Glacier looking down onto >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Mar 10th, 2012
Location:   twin peaks area (with map)
Observation:   Skied the apron facing twin peaks (head towards twins peaks bang a left, follow >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Girdwood
Public Observer:
Date:   Mar 10th, 2012
Location:   Glacier Gulch in Crow Creek (with map)
Observation:   Observed recent sluffs on steeper ground on south and southwest aspects at high >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Mar 10th, 2012
Location:   United States (with map)
Observation:   Before skiing the south side of Cornbiscuit today, dug a 145cm deep snow pit to >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Other - Outside Advisory Area
Professional Observer: Alex McLain
Date:   Mar 10th, 2012
Location:   Carter/Crescent Lake, 3800' NE aspect Madson (with map)
Observation:   Traveled up Carter Lake Trail to check on cabins and to see what that area loo >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Summit
Professional Observer: Adam Clark
Date:   Mar 9th, 2012
Location:   North Gilpatrick (with map)
Observation:   Today we climbed up to about 2500 feet on North Gilpatrick under clear and sun >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Mar 7th, 2012
Location:   Skookum Drainage (with map)
Observation:   We were on the southside of Skookum Drainage on a north aspect and a glide cra >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Girdwood
Public Observer:
Date:   Mar 7th, 2012
Location:   max mtn (with map)
Observation:   Toured up Max's on Wed 3/7. Had skied there Sun 3/4 and noticed a natural slab >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Mar 4th, 2012
Location:   Cornbiscuit South Face (with map)
Observation:   Photos showing south facing human triggered and natural sluffs in Turnagain Pass >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Summit
Public Observer:
Date:   Mar 4th, 2012
Location:   Summit Lake area (with map)
Observation:   March 2,3,4 in Summit Lake area: Avalanche Activity observed March 4: multiple >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Mar 4th, 2012
Location:   Sunburst & Pastoral (with map)
Observation:   Skied a couple south facing runs down Sunburst as well as a NE facing run down >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Wagner and Clark
Date:   Mar 4th, 2012
Location:   Turnagain Pass
Observation:   Plenty of dry human triggered sluffs today with a couple fresh wind slabs in ar >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Mar 4th, 2012
Location:   Pete's South West Ridge (with map)
Observation:   Sunday 3/4, got a 10:30 am start in bright sun from The Johnson Pass Lot and h >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Mar 3rd, 2012
Location:   Magnum Ridge (with map)
Observation:   Forecast mentioned sunny breaks and that's exactly what we found along the Magn >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Summit
Professional Observer: Adam Clark
Date:   Mar 2nd, 2012
Location:   (with map)
Observation:   Toured up Tenderfoot today under mostly sunny skies with calm winds and temps >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Girdwood
Public Observer:
Date:   Mar 1st, 2012
Location:   Raggedtop (with map)
Observation:   Skinned up to the ridge on raggey bowl and poked out onto a ese slope, thinking >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Wagner
Date:   Mar 1st, 2012
Location:   Petes South (with map)
Observation:   Calm day with very light snow falling on Petes South. Winds on the top of the r >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Other - Outside Advisory Area
Public Observer:
Date:   Feb 28th, 2012
Location:   North Fork of the Snow River (with map)
Observation:   The southern Kenai Mountains are showing some signs of instability with the new >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Wagner
Date:   Feb 28th, 2012
Location:   Corn Biscuit
Observation:   Fun day to see a lot in the snow. Wx obs: Around 30-40cm of nice low density >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Wagner and Clark
Date:   Feb 26th, 2012
Location:   Corn Biscuit
Observation:   We toured up Corn Biscuit today and found around 6" of new, medium density snow >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Feb 25th, 2012
Location:   Goldpan (with map)
Observation:   These are images of the cornice break on Goldpan. The first photo was shot from >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Feb 25th, 2012
Location:   Gold Pan (with map)
Observation:   We observed a large cornice break in the Gold Pan bowl. Not sure if it was human >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Summit
Professional Observer: Alex McLain
Alex
Date:   Feb 25th, 2012
Location:   John Mt Summit Lake (with map)
Observation:   Here is another picture of the slide at John Mt Summit Lake looking down hill >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Summit
Professional Observer: Adam Clark
Date:   Feb 24th, 2012
Location:   John Mt (Summit Lake) (with map)
Observation:   Today we checked out a recent avalanche on the west face of Mount John south of >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Other - Outside Advisory Area
Public Observer:
Date:   Feb 24th, 2012
Location:   (with map)
Observation:   This avalanche had a good 4,000' vertical run. The crown is at 5,000', the bench >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Other - Outside Advisory Area
Public Observer:
Date:   Feb 24th, 2012
Location:   (with map)
Observation:   This crown wrapped around the corner. It was starting to fill in from blowing s >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Feb 22nd, 2012
Location:   Seattle Creek (with map)
Observation:   Right side up snow pack with 10cms of fist on top of increasing density snow wi >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Summit
Public Observer:
Date:   Feb 18th, 2012
Location:   Tenderfoot (with map)
Observation:   Skiing and snow science at Tenderfoot. Started the day at ~1030 with thinly ov >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Summit
Professional Observer: Adam Clark
Date:   Feb 18th, 2012
Location:   Summit Lake Region (with map)
Observation:   Spent three days this past week skiing in the Summit Lake region. Tuesday (2- >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Wagner and Clark
Date:   Feb 18th, 2012
Location:   Pete's North Ridgeline
Observation:   Mostly obscured skies covered Turnagain today with 1-2 inches of snow. Wind was >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Summit
Professional Observer: Wagner
Date:   Feb 15th, 2012
Location:   Tenderfoot Trees and Ridge (with map)
Observation:   Drove through Turnagain Pass today in a snow storm and as there was no where to >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Girdwood
Professional Observer: Kevin Wright
Girdwood avalanches
Date:   Feb 14th, 2012
Location:   Girdwood (with map)
Observation:   Large natural avalanche off the North face of the Moneys in Girdwood. It happen >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Anchorage - Outside Advisory Area
Public Observer:
Date:   Feb 14th, 2012
Location:   Front Range (with map)
Observation:   Raced the winds to get in a couple decent laps from the top of pk3 this afterno >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Wendy Wagner
Date:   Feb 11th, 2012
Location:   Pete's North (with map)
Observation:   Remotely triggered avalanche catches, carries and buries two skiers ascending th >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Summit
Public Observer:
Date:   Feb 11th, 2012
Location:   Raven Ridge (with map)
Observation:   We triggered an avalanche today on a small N facing rollover at 2200' on Raven >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Summit
Public Observer:
Date:   Feb 11th, 2012
Location:   14:30 (with map)
Observation:   Alex nailed it today in his forecast and discussion. If you don't hear from t >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: G. Predeger
Date:   Feb 6th, 2012
Location:   Magnum (with map)
Observation:   Toured up to investigate a natural avalanche that released sometime in the last >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Anchorage - Outside Advisory Area
Public Observer:
Date:   Feb 6th, 2012
Location:   Canyon Rd, Anchorage (with map)
Observation:   Nasty snow conditions in the Front Range, at least up the Rabbit Creek drainage. >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Girdwood
Professional Observer: Matt Murphy
Date:   Feb 6th, 2012
Location:   Seward Hwy MP 102-90 (with map)
Observation:   The sun started to create sun sluffs and rollerballs yesterday afternoon. This >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Feb 6th, 2012
Location:   Lipps, Petes North (with map)
Observation:   Zipper rain crust up to 2100'. Drainage runnels starting to form down at 1000'. >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Anchorage - Outside Advisory Area
Public Observer:
Date:   Feb 5th, 2012
Location:   Motocross track in Anchorage (with map)
Observation:   This slide is out of the forecast area and is rarely skied because of the junk >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Feb 5th, 2012
Location:   Lower Lipps (with map)
Observation:   The new snow falling today was very sticky and bonded well to the soft windslabs >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Clark/Wagner
Date:   Feb 5th, 2012
Location:   Tincan Trees
Observation:   Today we left the Tincan parking lot and initially found an inverted snowpack >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Adam Clark
Date:   Feb 4th, 2012
Location:   Summit Lake
Observation:   Today we drove to Summit Lake and took note of the recent avalanche activity. >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Summit
Public Observer:
Date:   Feb 4th, 2012
Location:   near manitoba (with map)
Observation:   many visible clues for b.c. sleuths today....noted slab releases on various ele >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Feb 4th, 2012
Location:   Turnagain Pass South of Motorized Lot (with map)
Observation:   No obvious instability signs all day....just deep pow in the valley floor. The >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Feb 4th, 2012
Location:   Turnagain Pass/Six Mile valley (with map)
Observation:   noticeable pattern of soft slab releases at approx. 2200-2400' elevation on the >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Anchorage - Outside Advisory Area
Public Observer:
Date:   Feb 4th, 2012
Location:   Canyon Road, Anchorage (with map)
Observation:   Went up towards peak 2 & 3. Cracking all over the place. Wind loaded areas on >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Wagner and Clark
Date:   Feb 4th, 2012
Location:   Turnagain Pass
Observation:   Widespread natural avalanche activity occurred during the last three days of he >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Kevin Wright
Tincan slogging
Date:   Feb 3rd, 2012
Location:   Tincan (with map)
Observation:   DEEP SNOW! We broke trail up Tincan around noon on Friday. My 125mm waist skis >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Wendy Wagner
Date:   Feb 2nd, 2012
Location:   January Weather Chart for Turnagain Pass
Observation:   For a higher resolution version click

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REGION: Anchorage - Outside Advisory Area
Public Observer:
Date:   Feb 1st, 2012
Location:   Front Range above Anchorage
Observation:   Report from the Chugach front range this afternoon. Just returned from hike abo >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Wagner and Clark
Date:   Feb 1st, 2012
Location:   Tincan Trees (with map)
Observation:   Around 12-14" of medium density snow had fallen as of 3pm Feb. 1st (today). Sno >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Jan 31st, 2012
Location:   Eddie's (with map)
Observation:   I've been skiing Eddie's for 15 years. I think the "tree bomb" potential is the >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Clark/ Predeger
Date:   Jan 30th, 2012
Location:   Sunburst Ridge (with map)
Observation:   Followed a well-worn skin track up Sunburst Ridge today. Spent a good amount >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Girdwood
Public Observer:
Date:   Jan 29th, 2012
Location:   Berg Peak, Kern/Winner Creek Divide (with map)
Observation:   Skied on Berg Peak along the Kern/Winner divide today. The skiing was good on t >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Jan 29th, 2012
Location:   seattle creek (with map)
Observation:   Saw this glide crack at the base of main bowl while skiing in Seattle Creek. It >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Girdwood
Public Observer:
Date:   Jan 29th, 2012
Location:   Kern Creek (with map)
Observation:   We skied in Kern Creek today. We had one large collapse. It was down low at 120 >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Jan 29th, 2012
Location:   Cornbiscuit (with map)
Observation:   Not much has changed since yesterday's observations. Snow continues to settle >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Buried Surface Hoar
Date:   Jan 28th, 2012
Location:   Southwest corner pf Pyramid, a ~1000 ft. (with map)
Observation:   Experienced some large scale and very disconcerting settling on the lower slopes >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Jan 28th, 2012
Location:   Eddies (with map)
Observation:   Toured up to the top of Eddies proper this afternoon. Broke through a stratus d >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Kevin Wright
Date:   Jan 28th, 2012
Location:   Magnum (with map)
Observation:   We found well developed surface hoar all the way on the ridge of magnum. Other >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Jan 28th, 2012
Location:   Cornbiscuit/Goldpan/Superbowl (with map)
Observation:   Started the day up Cornbiscuit. Noticed intact surface hoar through the trees >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Kevin Wright
Date:   Jan 27th, 2012
Location:   Turnagain (with map)
Observation:   Lots of skiers and riders were enjoying the backcountry on Friday 1-27. The comm >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Jan 27th, 2012
Location:   Pete's South (with map)
Observation:   Quick Test Pit dug on Petes's south approximately at 3100 feet on the SW aspect >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Jan 27th, 2012
Location:   Magnum (with map)
Observation:   Took the dogs swimming at Magnum today! Did a few runs south to west facing. >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Jan 27th, 2012
Location:   Between Tincan common and propper (with map)
Observation:   While skinning up Tincan Common, we watched some talented skiers drop in-between >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Jan 26th, 2012
Location:   Sunburst W and S face
Observation:   Winds 10 to 20 on ridge, stronger near first false summit (common). Snow has se >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Girdwood
Professional Observer: Wagner, Wright and Clark
Date:   Jan 26th, 2012
Location:   Max's Mountain (with map)
Observation:   Toured up Max's Mountain and found buried surface hoar below 2000' on the SW si >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Other - Outside Advisory Area
Professional Observer: Matt Murphy
Date:   Jan 25th, 2012
Location:   Whittier (with map)
Observation:   AK DOT plow driver was clearing wind drifts on Tuesday evening in Whittier aro >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Wendy Wagner / Adam Clark
Date:   Jan 25th, 2012
Location:   Pete's North
Observation:   From what we saw today, which is similar to what others have seen recently, the >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Jan 24th, 2012
Location:   Sunburst W and S face
Observation:   Between 30 and 40 inches of new snow. The quantity of new snow appears to be c >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Kevin Wright
Storm total on Tincan
Date:   Jan 24th, 2012
Location:   Tincan ridge (with map)
Observation:   Loose snow on top of loose snow on top of more loose snow. It's deep out there. >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Summit
Public Observer:
Date:   Jan 23rd, 2012
Location:   near manitoba (with map)
Observation:   Very very deep cold $moke out there! Honest waist deep or better and im 6'1"! S >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Jan 23rd, 2012
Location:   Lower Pyramid Pk (with map)
Observation:   Trenched our way up through the woods today on lower Pyramid Peak. Ski penetra >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Eeva Latosuo
Date:   Jan 23rd, 2012
Location:   Eddies
Observation:   Did another day of snow pack assessment / student lead tours at Eddies with AAS >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Jan 23rd, 2012
Location:   tincan trees
Observation:   Toured up tincan around noonish. Knee deep off the skintrack. Two feet or mo >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Jan 22nd, 2012
Location:   Eddies
Observation:   Observed wide spread cracking within the storm snow layer at Eddies with L2.   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Jan 22nd, 2012
Location:   Gods Country- lower Pyramid (with map)
Observation:   Between noon and 2pm it was snowing at least 2-3 inches per hr. During this time >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Jan 22nd, 2012
Location:   Placer Valley (with map)
Observation:   Motorized Observer Training with the Forecasters Drove to Turnagain Pass in t >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Jan 22nd, 2012
Location:   Lower Lipps (with map)
Observation:   We were able to ski cut soft slabs on the most wind affected aspects (generally >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Wendy Wagner
Date:   Jan 22nd, 2012
Location:   Placer Valley and Turnagain Pass
Observation:   Here are a few pictures of RED FLAGS seen yesterday. Widespread cracking and >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Jan 22nd, 2012
Location:   Tincan (with map)
Observation:   Skied and early run on Tincan today, maybe 8 inches of new snow at the bottom wi >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Wendy Wagner
Date:   Jan 21st, 2012
Location:   Corn Biscuit
Observation:   Ahead of the new snow forecast for Sunday (1/22), we have been mapping out the >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Girdwood
Public Observer:
Date:   Jan 20th, 2012
Location:   Big League (with map)
Observation:   One natural HS-D1 observed in an unusual location on apron beneath Big League. >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Girdwood
Public Observer:
Date:   Jan 20th, 2012
Location:   Big League Area (with map)
Observation:   A group of us toured up Max's headed for the Big League area today. We experien >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Jan 18th, 2012
Location:   Lipps (with map)
Observation:   Went up to Lipps and and skied the south side of the ridge. Snow was consisten >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Summit
Public Observer:
Date:   Jan 16th, 2012
Location:   near manitoba (with map)
Observation:   Found some >1" surface hoar on a protected northeasten aspect near manitoba 1/16 >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Jan 16th, 2012
Location:   petes trees south side (with map)
Observation:   Was noticing lots of surface hoar from road up until tree line when it went aw >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Jan 16th, 2012
Location:   Up Spokane Creek (with map)
Observation:   Skied a couple south-southwest facing runs up Spokane Creek, finishing the day >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Jan 16th, 2012
Location:   Cornbiscuit, South Face (with map)
Observation:   Site Characteristics: Observation Location: Cornbiscuit Aspect: S-SW >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: G.Predeger
Date:   Jan 16th, 2012
Location:   Turnagain Pass (with map)
Observation:   Generally stable riding conditions today. Most obvious observations from my day >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Adam Clark / Wendy Wagner
Date:   Jan 15th, 2012
Location:   Sunburst / Magnum Ridges
Observation:   Climbed to the top of Sunburst on a nice day with few clouds, temperatures in >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Summit
Public Observer:
Date:   Jan 15th, 2012
Location:   near summit lake (with map)
Observation:   saw evidence of numerous class 3 to 3.5 from midweek avy cycle...most crowns fi >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Anchorage - Outside Advisory Area
Public Observer:
Date:   Jan 15th, 2012
Location:   Peak 2, South Bowl (with map)
Observation:   Toured up the south side of the Peak 2/Peak 3 area. Along the exposed ridge lin >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Jan 15th, 2012
Location:   Lipps (with map)
Observation:   Skied a few laps, south facing, back along the Lipps ridge. Seemed like a very >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Jan 14th, 2012
Location:   Lynx Creek valley (with map)
Observation:   Toured up Lynx Creek valley today, observed variable snowpack conditions that ke >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Jan 14th, 2012
Location:   Center Ridge (with map)
Observation:   Skied up and along center ridge, broke trail on the classic route up to the obs >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Summit
Public Observer:
Date:   Jan 14th, 2012
Location:   Summit on Upper Summit Lake dIrectly across from T (with map)
Observation:   Snow low down is deep and fun riding, but up high we saw some wind slab action. >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Jan 14th, 2012
Location:   Magnum & Cornbiscuit (with map)
Observation:   Amazing day at Turnagain Pass in the sunshine (and shadows), despite the cold. >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Jan 14th, 2012
Location:   Eddies, Turnagain Pass (with map)
Observation:   Skied NW face of Eddies today. Did not find the rime crust in our pit. Profile >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Summit
Public Observer:
Summit natural avalanches
Date:   Jan 13th, 2012
Location:   Summit Lake (with map)
Observation:   The photos show the recent activity in the Summit Lake area. Three naturals were >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer:
Turnagain obs
Date:   Jan 13th, 2012
Location:   Lips (with map)
Observation:   Toured up Lips today with Forecaster Kevin Wright under clearing skies and 5degF >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Pete's North
Date:   Jan 13th, 2012
Location:   Pete's North (with map)
Observation:   We dug a pit about 2000' elevation on Pete's North, not quite to the highest tre >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Tincan
Date:   Jan 13th, 2012
Location:   Tincan
Observation:   many obvious small windslabs on cornices and wind features, rollovers. Easy to >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Summit
Public Observer:
Date:   Jan 12th, 2012
Location:   Summit Lake (with map)
Observation:   Summit Lake observations: Observed no red flags on skin into pit location. Evi >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Wendy Wagner
Date:   Jan 11th, 2012
Location:   Tincan Trees (with map)
Observation:   Very limited visibility today but did get an idea of how Turnagain Pass looks a >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Jan 9th, 2012
Location:   Gold pan/bertha cr. (with map)
Observation:   21 runs in gold pan yesterday. 1/9. No signs of instability. Lack of slab. Very >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: G. Predeger
Jan.7th/ 8th rime crust
Date:   Jan 9th, 2012
Location:   Turnagain Pass (with map)
Observation:   Poked around in the Seattle ridge area today to further investigate this rime c >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Jan 8th, 2012
Location:   Eddies (with map)
Observation:   Skied a few laps on Eddies - NW, N, and W facing on mellow terrain. Noticed t >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Anchorage - Outside Advisory Area
Public Observer:
Date:   Jan 8th, 2012
Location:   3rd and 4th Peaks, Rabbit Creek Valley
Observation:   Skied between 3rd and 4th peaks into Rabbit Creek Valley. Good snow until the w >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Wendy Wagner
Date:   Jan 8th, 2012
Location:   Sunburst (with map)
Observation:   Overnight a very thin (2-3mm) rime crust formed just 1-3cm below the surface in >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Jan 8th, 2012
Location:   Tincan (with map)
Observation:   Touring up Tincan, noticed that a very thin crust had developed overnight. It >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Anchorage - Outside Advisory Area
Public Observer:
Date:   Jan 8th, 2012
Location:   Peak 3 (with map)
Observation:   Skied the main bowl of peak three this morning. Winds increased from the AM t >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Wagner
Date:   Jan 7th, 2012
Location:   Tincan Trees (with map)
Observation:   This pit was dug to assess the bonding of the new snow to itself as well as to >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Jan 7th, 2012
Location:   United States (with map)
Observation:   Toured up shoulder of Twin Peaks. Little to no wind, lightly snowing throughout >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Anchorage - Outside Advisory Area
Public Observer:
Date:   Jan 7th, 2012
Location:   Peak 3 (with map)
Observation:   Toured up Peak 3 today and skied down the NW facing slope just below the summit. >>>   View Complete

REGION: Summit
Public Observer:
Date:   Jan 6th, 2012
Location:   Spirt Walker Summit
Observation:   01/06/201 Spirit Walker, Summit SSW Aspect, ~3,000ft at ridge crest SS-AS-R >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Summit
Professional Observer: Wagner
Date:   Jan 4th, 2012
Location:   Silver Tip - Manitoba
Observation:   After poking around a bit on the south face of Silver Tip and Manitoba areas in >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Sunburst observations
Date:   Jan 3rd, 2012
Location:   Sunburst (with map)
Observation:   Skied a few laps on Sunburst this afternoon in the area skier's right of and ju >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Jan 2nd, 2012
Location:   Placer/Skookum (with map)
Observation:   Cold day at Placer with valley temps approx -15F. Attempted to ride up to Squ >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Jan 2nd, 2012
Location:   Lipps (with map)
Observation:   Skied a few runs on Lipps south facing today, down from the second prominent pe >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Staff
December 2011 Weather Chart
Date:   Jan 2nd, 2012
Location:  
Observation:   Higher resolution version

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REGION: Summit
Public Observer:
Summit observation
Date:   Jan 1st, 2012
Location:   Summit (with map)
Observation:   I thought the Jan 2 advisory was spot on with the pockets of fresh wind slabs on >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Wagner
Winds around Turnagain Pass
Date:   Jan 1st, 2012
Location:   Turnagain Pass
Observation:   Wind plumes were seen today around the Turnagain Pass area, though much of the P >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Dec 31st, 2011
Location:   View of Magnum from Corn Biscuit (with map)
Observation:   Glide crack slide on south face of Magnum, the view is from ridge line of Corn >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Dec 31st, 2011
Location:   Magnum South face (with map)
Observation:   Large Glide crack that was visible on Thursday 29th of Dec had released by Satu >>>   View Complete

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REGION: South Fork - Outside Advisory Area
Public Observer:
Date:   Dec 31st, 2011
Location:   Harp Mountain, South Fork, Eagle River (with map)
Observation:   Date: 20111231 Time: 1230 hrs Observer: M. Johnson Site Characteristics: O >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Summit
Professional Observer: Kevin Wright
older natural avalanche
Date:   Dec 30th, 2011
Location:   West face of Twin Tip (with map)
Observation:   It's hard to tell much from a distant observation like this. This avalanche is >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Glide activity
Date:   Dec 29th, 2011
Location:   Magnum (with map)
Observation:   This morning there were 3 glides on the lower 1/2 of Magnum PMS (SSW fall line f >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Kevin Wright
Goat Mountain conditions
Date:   Dec 29th, 2011
Location:   Goat ridge (with map)
Observation:   We found good skiing conditions off the West face of Goat ridge, towards Gulch c >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Magnum crust
Date:   Dec 29th, 2011
Location:   Magnum West face (with map)
Observation:   We were surprised by to find a crust just below the last few cm of cold smoke o >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Anchorage - Outside Advisory Area
Professional Observer: Predeger
Date:   Dec 29th, 2011
Location:   Anchorage Front Range (with map)
Observation:   Fun stable skiing in the Anchorage front range the last two days. 12-30" of new >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Kevin Wright
Cornice over Seattle creek
Date:   Dec 27th, 2011
Location:   Seattle ridge (with map)
Observation:   We found this peeling cornice and others like it on Seattle ridge above the West >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Dec 26th, 2011
Location:   Tincan
Observation:   Skied from top of common bowl. Lots of wind effect above treeline with a few mi >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Predeger
Date:   Dec 24th, 2011
Location:   Placer Valley (with map)
Observation:   First day of motorized use within the Placer an Skookum drainage's. Our base in >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Wendy Wagner
Date:   Dec 24th, 2011
Location:   Twin Tip N shoulder (with map)
Observation:   Headed up toward the Twin Tip area - just south of Turnagain Pass. Around 2-5" o >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Dec 23rd, 2011
Location:   Magnum (with map)
Observation:   More great Solstice season skiing, today on Magnum. Skied a SW facing run from >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Wagner and Wright
Date:   Dec 23rd, 2011
Location:   Sunburst (with map)
Observation:   Sunburst weather station is functioning again! The over 100mph winds last Sunday >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Dec 21st, 2011
Location:   Tincan Trees (with map)
Observation:   Solstice skiing! Several laps in Tincan trees. Everything above the trees, and >>>   View Complete


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REGION: South Fork - Outside Advisory Area
Public Observer:
Date:   Dec 21st, 2011
Location:   South Fork Eagle River ? (May have local name) (with map)
Observation:   Not sure on exact location and name of route, though I think it is commonly skie >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Predeger
Date:   Dec 20th, 2011
Location:   Tin Can Trees (with map)
Observation:   Skied Tin Can trees skier's right of the skin track. Dug a pit at 2600' on a N >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Wagner
Date:   Dec 19th, 2011
Location:   Turnagain Pass
Observation:   Mostly Road observations. Light was just good enough to get an idea of what sli >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Wendy Wagner
Date:   Dec 18th, 2011
Location:   Center Ridge (with map)
Observation:   Poor visibility kept observations limited to the trees today. A solid 2' of snow >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Summit
Professional Observer: Matt Murphy
Natural avalanche, Sterling/Seward intersection
Date:   Dec 18th, 2011
Location:   Sterling/Seward Wye Intersection Milepost 37 (with map)
Observation:   These photos show debris from a natural avalanche that occured during the storm >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Dec 17th, 2011
Location:   Tincan (with map)
Observation:   Skied a lap from Tincan common into the common bowl early for our first run - a >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Summit
Public Observer:
Date:   Dec 17th, 2011
Location:   west shoulder Spirit Walker (with map)
Observation:   Skied up to the West shoulder of spirit Walker. Clouds with some holes in them >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Wagner, Wright, Predeger
Date:   Dec 17th, 2011
Location:   Seattle Ridge (with map)
Observation:   Cloudy and windy day on Seattle Ridge. Easterly winds picked up today and were >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Tincan observations
Date:   Dec 16th, 2011
Location:   Tin Can (with map)
Observation:   8-10 inches of new snow. Saw one small skier triggered slide on a wind loaded >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Kevin Wright
Date:   Dec 13th, 2011
Location:   Seattle Ridge, Repeat Offender (with map)
Observation:   Pit dug on East face adjacent to standard snowmachine uptrack.   View Complete


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REGION: Summit
Public Observer:
Summit observations
Date:   Dec 13th, 2011
Location:   Summit Lake
Observation:   Wind effected above 3000' on east aspects with 6-8" of light density snow on top >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Girdwood
Professional Observer: Matt Murphy
Natural glide avalanche
Date:   Dec 13th, 2011
Location:   Ragged Top SW Aspect (California Creek Drainage) (with map)
Observation:   Noticed this new glide crack avalanche that must have occured Monday night (12 >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Eddies after storm
Date:   Dec 12th, 2011
Location:   Eddies (with map)
Observation:   No surprises today on eddies-- huge wind deposit on lee ward slopes (NE). Very h >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Wagner
Date:   Dec 12th, 2011
Location:   Tincan (with map)
Observation:   Ski and road obs from Turnagain Pass: Natural releasing small to medium wind sl >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Summit
Professional Observer: Rob Hammel
Summit DOT avalanche reduction work
Date:   Dec 12th, 2011
Location:   Summit Lake Milepost 44 (with map)
Observation:   Both lanes of the Seward Highway near Summit Lake Lodge near milepost 44 were >>>   View Complete


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REGION: South Fork - Outside Advisory Area
Public Observer:
South Fork Observation
Date:   Dec 11th, 2011
Location:   South Fork Eagle River Trailhead (with map)
Observation:   Dec. 11 2011 1300-1530 South Fork Eagle River Trailhead 1500-2600', NE aspects >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Wendy Wagner
Date:   Dec 11th, 2011
Location:   Sunburst Weather Station (with map)
Observation:   Sunburst Weather Station records highest wind speeds since its installation in >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Dec 10th, 2011
Location:   Kidkstep Glacier (with map)
Observation:   We decided to watch the lunar eclipse while touring up center ridge with the go >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Dec 10th, 2011
Location:   Tincan (with map)
Observation:   Date: 20111210 Time: 1130 Observer: M. Johnson (in conjunction with the AAS Le >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Summit
Public Observer:
Date:   Dec 10th, 2011
Location:   west shoulder Spirit Walker (with map)
Observation:   2 inches of fresh light snow at the rig, 4 inches at the trail up to Manitoba. >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Graham Predeger
Date:   Dec 9th, 2011
Location:   Johnson Pass trail (with map)
Observation:   Forest Service cleared the wagon road trail (motorized route) from Johnson Pass >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Seattle bowl riding
Date:   Dec 9th, 2011
Location:   Turnagain, Seattle Ridge (with map)
Observation:   We spent the afternoon sledding and snowboarding in Warm-Up bowl, widowmaker and >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Kevin Wright
Test Pit, Magnum
Date:   Dec 8th, 2011
Location:   Magnum West Face, upper bench (with map)
Observation:   Test Pit on upper bench of West face of Magnum. Primary layer of concern is >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Tincan observations
Date:   Dec 8th, 2011
Location:   Tincan (with map)
Observation:   Skied a few laps in the Tincan Common bowl and a couple runs down through the t >>>   View Complete

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REGION: South Fork - Outside Advisory Area
Public Observer:
South Fork Eagle River
Date:   Dec 8th, 2011
Location:   South Fork Eagle River (with map)
Observation:   Strong southerly wind channeled through S.Fork has stripped slopes and crossloa >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Wagner
Date:   Dec 6th, 2011
Location:   Magnum (with map)
Observation:   Several natural wind slab avalanches from Sunday morning are still visible on T >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Summit
Professional Observer: Wagner
Date:   Dec 6th, 2011
Location:   Manitoba (with map)
Observation:   Investigated one of the large natural D-3 avalanches in the Summit Lake area. T >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Summit
Public Observer:
Date:   Dec 5th, 2011
Location:   Summit Lake MP 42-50 (with map)
Observation:   Somewhat old news by now but here are a few photos from the the 12/3 rain event. >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Summit
Professional Observer: Alex McLain
Date:   Dec 5th, 2011
Location:   Carter Lake Windloading (with map)
Observation:   December 5th windloading around Carter Lake. Loading SE Aspect.   View Complete

No photo
REGION: Summit
Public Observer:
Date:   Dec 5th, 2011
Location:   Summit Lake
Observation:   9 Natural avalanches seen in the Summit Lake area. These varied in size from cl >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Summit
Professional Observer: Wagner
Date:   Dec 4th, 2011
Location:   Summit Lake
Observation:   Road obs from Summit area: By 3pm skies cleared up enough to see the natural ac >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Dec 3rd, 2011
Location:   Tincan (with map)
Observation:   A small soft slab avalanche noted today just below CFR on Tincan. Visibility wa >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Dec 3rd, 2011
Location:   Eddies (with map)
Observation:   West facing Eddies, skied several laps on face. Was able to purposefully pop a >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Wendy Wagner
Date:   Dec 3rd, 2011
Location:   Turnagain Pass
Observation:   Higher resolution version

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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Wendy Wagner
Date:   Dec 3rd, 2011
Location:   Corn Biscuit (with map)
Observation:   Around 2" of new snow this morning at 1000' until the snow began to turn to spi >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Anchorage - Outside Advisory Area
Public Observer:
Date:   Dec 2nd, 2011
Location:   Bear Valley, Mchugh peak (with map)
Observation:   McHugh Peak ~2500'-2000' on approx 38 degree slope HS-N-R4-D2+-O Slab thic >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Girdwood
Public Observer:
Date:   Dec 2nd, 2011
Location:   Goat Ridge, Crow Creek (with map)
Observation:   Although no whumpfing, collapses, or shooting cracks were observed, we witness >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Dec 2nd, 2011
Location:   Tin Can (@ top of trees)
Observation:   We skied Tin Can from the trees and then from the top because the weather cleare >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Kevin Wright
Date:   Dec 1st, 2011
Location:   Sunburst (with map)
Observation:   With Wendy Wagner, Eeva Latosuo, and Jaime Andersen.   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Nov 29th, 2011
Location:   South side of Twin Peaks (with map)
Observation:   Skier triggered avalanche today on the SW side of Twin Peaks. Elevation approx >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Summit
Professional Observer: Matt Murphy
Date:   Nov 28th, 2011
Location:   Birch Trees Summit Lake Area (with map)
Observation:   Big changes in snowpack in this location in the last two weeks. Snow changed >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Summit
Public Observer:
Date:   Nov 27th, 2011
Location:   near summit lake
Observation:   winds ramped up from sat afternoon temps also into 20s.found previously protect >>>   View Complete


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REGION: South Fork - Outside Advisory Area
Public Observer:
Date:   Nov 27th, 2011
Location:   South Fork, Eagle River, Two Bowls (with map)
Observation:   **OUTSIDE CORE ADVISORY AREA** Location: South Fork, Eagle River, Two Bowls (ma >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Girdwood
Professional Observer: Matt Murphy
Date:   Nov 27th, 2011
Location:   Seward Hwy MP99-Portage Road MP3 (with map)
Observation:   Between 12:30pm and 2pm, I saw three avalanches in motion between Milepost 99 >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Nov 26th, 2011
Location:   Motorized side of Turnagain Pass (with map)
Observation:   Motorized side of turnagain today. A few small surface sluffs on the west si >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Nov 26th, 2011
Location:   Sunburst Ridge (with map)
Observation:   Location: Sunburst Ridge Elevation: 3500' Aspect: S-SW Slope: estimate 33 deg >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Surface hoar in Turnagain Pass
Date:   Nov 23rd, 2011
Location:   Tincan (with map)
Observation:   Surface hoar "plates" up to approximately 10 mm in sheltered areas - mostly la >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Nov 21st, 2011
Location:   Sunny Side Ridge, near Juniors (with map)
Observation:   I dug a quick pit. Wind crusts were on all rolls steeper the 30 degrees and su >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Wendy Wagner
Date:   Nov 20th, 2011
Location:   Seattle Creek
Observation:   The snow surface is quite variable right now and Seattle Creek is no exception. >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Kevin Wright
Glide avalanche close up
Date:   Nov 18th, 2011
Location:   Sunburst SW face (with map)
Observation:   This is one of the old glide avalanches, more than a week old. Current pits in >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Kevin Wright
Sunburst pit 11-18-11
Date:   Nov 18th, 2011
Location:   Sunburst (with map)
Observation:   Cold temperatures and shallow snowpack had the high temperature gradient we exp >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Summit
Professional Observer: Wagner
Date:   Nov 17th, 2011
Location:   Manitoba (with map)
Observation:   This pit was dug on NNW Manitoba at 2300' in an area with little wind damage. H >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Matt Murphy
Date:   Nov 16th, 2011
Location:   Mile Post 85.5 Centerline/White Line (with map)
Observation:   These two natural avalanches occured around 3pm 11/16/11 after a whole day of >>>   View Complete

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REGION: South Fork - Outside Advisory Area
Public Observer:
Date:   Nov 14th, 2011
Location:   Harp Mountain, South Fork Eagle Rv (with map)
Observation:   Pit @ 3600ft, South Aspect, 35degree slope. CT3Q3@20cm, ECTN4@20cm (it propoga >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Summit
Professional Observer: Matt Murphy
Date:   Nov 14th, 2011
Location:   Birch Trees Summit Lake Area (with map)
Observation:   Heard a report from the USFS that a motorists was driving near milepost 41 of >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Wagner
Date:   Nov 14th, 2011
Location:   Turnagain Pass
Observation:   More glide avalanches on Turnagain. Will Sunburst have any snow when this cycle >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Nov 13th, 2011
Location:   Cornbiscuit & Magnum (with map)
Observation:   There is serious wind damage up high covering a lot of area. No signs of insta >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Summit
Public Observer:
Date:   Nov 13th, 2011
Location:   Fresno Ridge (with map)
Observation:   Lower Eastern slope of Colorado Mtn, Friday: HS 50cm below treeline on ESE aspe >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Nov 13th, 2011
Location:   Sunnyside (above Bertha Cr. Campground) (with map)
Observation:   While skinning up, still only at around 1200', an avalanche released from the r >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Wagner
Date:   Nov 13th, 2011
Location:   Turnagain Pass area
Observation:   More glide avalanches - see photos. Turnagain was cold and windy today. Pi >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Nov 12th, 2011
Location:   Sunburst (with map)
Observation:   A fairly standard trip up Sunburst today. It was snowing lightly the whole trip >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Nov 12th, 2011
Location:   Cornbiscut West face midslope (with map)
Observation:   Higher winds and a shooting crack up to 30 feet long turned us around higher on >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Summit
Public Observer:
Date:   Nov 12th, 2011
Location:   Summit Ski Hill/Tenderfoot (with map)
Observation:   Went to Summit Ski Hill/Tenderfoot today. Cloudy/snowy conditions persisted thr >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Nov 12th, 2011
Location:   Tincan trees, NNW aspect (with map)
Observation:   At 10am, a group of nine APU students along with Professor Eeva Latosuo and In >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Graham Predeger
Date:   Nov 11th, 2011
Location:   Tin Can Common (with map)
Observation:   Skied Tin Can Common today under increasing clouds. Dug a pit on a SW face at >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Summit
Public Observer:
Date:   Nov 10th, 2011
Location:   manitoba (with map)
Observation:   we were skiing a face w/ se-s-sw aspects and decided to ski down the skiers rig >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Summit
Public Observer:
Date:   Nov 10th, 2011
Location:   South Facing Manitoba Mtn. above Juneau Cr. around (with map)
Observation:   Glide avalanche released next to skier while skiing around 3,500' elevation, sou >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Summit
Public Observer:
Date:   Nov 10th, 2011
Location:   Manitoba Mtn. (with map)
Observation:   Here are a few more photos to supplement my last skier-triggered observation   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Wendy Wagner
Date:   Nov 10th, 2011
Location:   Tincan
Observation:   The wind was howling today from the north and east on the Tincan ridge. Other ar >>>   View Complete


4 images
REGION: Summit
Public Observer:
Date:   Nov 9th, 2011
Location:   Photo taken across the road from Fresno. Photo of (with map)
Observation:   More photos of widespread glide cracks from Summit to Turnagain. Conditions be >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Girdwood
Public Observer:
Date:   Nov 8th, 2011
Location:   Max's (with map)
Observation:   Skied a few laps from the wx station on Max's WSW face today. Dug a quick pit >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Nov 8th, 2011
Location:   see text (with map)
Observation:   Tour information- sunburst parking lot to sunburst summit skied down, taylor c >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Wendy Wagner
Date:   Nov 8th, 2011
Location:   Corn Biscuit
Observation:   Several old and new glide avalanches are readily visible in the Turnagain Pass >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Wendy Wagner
Date:   Nov 8th, 2011
Location:   Tunagain Pass (from road) (with map)
Observation:   New small glide avalanche on west facing Sunburst. This released sometime betwe >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Turnagain
Professional Observer: Wendy Wagner
Date:   Nov 6th, 2011
Location:   Sunburst (with map)
Observation:   Checked out the Glide avalanche on south facing Sunburst today. Released sometim >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Seward - Outside Advisory Area
Public Observer:
Mt. Ascension Observation
Date:   Oct 28th, 2011
Location:   Mt. Ascension (with map)
Observation:   We skied up to Mt. Ascension on 10/28/2011. As we were about 200 verticle fee >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Hatcher Pass - Outside Advisory Area
Public Observer:
Date:   Oct 28th, 2011
Location:   Hatcher Pass, north side of $1000 run; below Hatch (with map)
Observation:   Elevation: 4000' Aspect: N Slope Angle: 35+ Remarks: I witnessed a skier tr >>>   View Complete

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REGION: Turnagain
Public Observer:
Date:   Oct 26th, 2011
Location:   Tincan
Observation:   Hey guys, Skied laps on Tincan Common. I dug around 2500ft. approx: 250cm HS. W >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Seward - Outside Advisory Area
Public Observer:
Date:   Oct 23rd, 2011
Location:   Seward (with map)
Observation:   Just thought I'd send some photos of where the snowline is at for the Lost Lak >>>   View Complete


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REGION: Anchorage - Outside Advisory Area
Professional Observer: Graham Predeger
Not too early to start thinking avalanches
Date:   Oct 2nd, 2011
Location:   Ptarmigan Peak (with map)
Observation:   This photo was taken the following morning (see photo below)as we woke to 20-30 >>>   View Complete



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