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Individuals may have widely differing perceptions, for a given location, date, and time, of the safety of traveling or recreating on snow, of avalanche hazards, and of skiing or snowboarding conditions. The hazards and conditions reported in an observation can change rapidly. In addition, individuals can differ greatly in both their perception of objective hazards and their acceptance of the risk to personal safety of these hazards.

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PhotosDateLocationAvalanche?General Observations
1485210060January 23, 2017 10:21pmTurnagain - Tincan Trees
1485206280January 23, 2017 9:18pmOutside of Advisory Area - Carter/Crescent LakeQuick trip up to Carter and Crescent Lake. Not many folks have ventured into this area yet.
1485187080January 23, 2017 3:58pmHatcher Pass - Marmot ButtYesThere was a trail most of the way up. Super Deep Trench. What made this slide interesting was that the deposition zone was almost all powder blast. The skier was 6+ turns into the run when it released …
1485183600January 23, 2017 3:00pmTurnagain - MagnumAscended Bertha Creek drainage to lower meadows below Corn Biscuit to dig on a lower North aspect (1700'.) We broke trail between 1200' to 1700' and didn't experience any collapsing in the lower eleva …
1485180000January 23, 2017 2:00pmHatcher Pass - Hatcher Pass - Hatch Peak N ridgeTravelled up towards Hatcher Pass Proper to dig pits on NW side of Hatch Peak, and do recon after the storm. S<1 Winds gusting 10-15 ESE Travelled in the ping pong ball with little to no visibil …
1485116520January 22, 2017 8:22pmTurnagain - Bertha Creek/LippsYesOn Sunday, 1/22/2016 we skied a north facing chute into Bertha Creek and a south facing chute into Lipps. Two pits in Bertha Creek: 1) N aspect, 3000 feet, 35 degrees, top of chute apron. Height of …
1485101940January 22, 2017 4:19pmHatcher Pass - Alaska Avalanche Level 2 - 3 different groups toured Gold Cord Mine area, area above Independence Mine and Marmot
1485097200January 22, 2017 3:00pmAnchorage Front Range - Anchorage Front RangeQuick tour to look at snowpack structure and storm totals in S. Anchorage Front Range.
1485094380January 22, 2017 2:13pmHatcher Pass - wimpy bowlskied from 16 mile lot over towards wimpy bowl. deep trail breaking, lots of moose. poor visibility, good company.
1485093600January 22, 2017 2:00pmTurnagain - TincanNormal Tincan uptrack with a slight deviation to the SW at lower elevation (1500') to dig in an undisturbed area and look for buried surface hoar. Then up to the top of Common Bowl 3200'
1485093600January 22, 2017 2:00pmAnchorage Front Range - Above South Fork Trailhead, Eagle RiverYesGroup of 5 skiers followed pre-existing track up the right side of the high traffic "gully" just South of South Fork Creek Trailhead until ~3200ft and begin traversing North searching for deeper, more …
1485090000January 22, 2017 1:00pmGirdwood/Portage - Notch mtCat track to notch, coverage getting better but still some season enders lurking under the fresh snow. Lots of treelanches shedding snow.
1485072000January 22, 2017 8:00Summit - Manitoba MtnStandard uptrack from Manitoba Cabin to 2900ft on Manitoba Mtn.
1485028200January 21, 2017 7:50pmTurnagain - Pete's NorthSkinned up Pete's North to 1,700 feet through a minefield of alders and downed trees. Not recommended until we get at least a foot more snow.
1485021060January 21, 2017 5:51pmHatcher Pass - Lower elevations around Independence Mine ( 3000 - 3900 ft)YesAssessment around Independence Mine
1485010800January 21, 2017 3:00pmTurnagain - CornbiscuitYesWe skied the N facing Cornbiscuit chutes today as well as attempting to ski one of the south facing gulleys into Bertha Creek. First, upon arriving at the upper Cornbiscuit chute, the chute had alr …
1485008400January 21, 2017 2:20pmTurnagain - Seattle Ridge - UptrackWe took a quick look at the Repeat Offender slide path near the motorized up-track. This was after a great avalanche rescue workshop in the parking lot this morning - thank you to all the folks that a …
1485007200January 21, 2017 2:00pmTurnagain - sunburst
1485000000January 21, 2017 12:00pmSummit - Tenderfoot RidgeYesStandard uptrack, west/southwest shoulder descents. ~12" of new snow, on and off snowfall through the early afternoon. Very cold and dry consistency.
1484991000January 21, 2017 9:30Turnagain - Tincan TreesSkinned up the standard uptrack and skied down the first gully skier's right of the skin track for one lap.
1484980440January 21, 2017 6:34Outside of Advisory Area - Seward
1484971200January 21, 2017 4:00Summit - Summit to Seward snow total so far as of 4 am.Snow since 1 PM 1/20 Summit Lake 6" Divide Pass (Mile 12) 10" Seward Area 16" (Currently Heavy snow and fog)
1484933160January 20, 2017 5:26pmOutside of Advisory Area - Seward to Moose Pass current snowfall (Observed)Snow totals so far today....Snow started around 1PM Moose pass 4" @ 1530 Seward and Mile 12 5-6" up to 7" in places @ 4:30 Visibility below 1/4 mile not much wind snowing at an inch an hour or grea …
1484920800January 20, 2017 2:00pmHatcher Pass - Low elevation tours around Independence Mine parking lotYesAAS Level 2 course gathered snowpack information below 3400' on W Marmot, E Eldorado & N $1,000 Run.
1484920020January 20, 2017 1:47pmTurnagain - Center RidgeCenter Ridge towards Kickstep.
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