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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
1492174800April 14, 2017 1:00pmOutside of Advisory Area - Lost LakeRode Snug Harbor to Lost Lake, left the truck about 11pm. Noticed many Southern aspect slopes had either slid, or showed signs of sliding. All looked to be natural.
1492025404April 12, 2017 7:30pmOutside of Advisory Area - Tiehacker Avalanche and Lost LakeTiehacker Avalanche (Reported on 4/8 late in the day), Lost Lake Area (South end..avalanches past 24 hours). Springtime warm up has been triggering wet slab avalanches in the Lost Lake area as w …
1488546000March 3, 2017 1:00pmOutside of Advisory Area - Lost LakeYesWe snowmachined up to the Lost Lake area today from the Lost Lake trailhead just outside Seward. The last 3 days in Seward have been extremely windy and heavy wind loading and active snow transport ca …
1487505600February 19, 2017 12:00pmOutside of Advisory Area - Seward - Mt MarathonSkied Mt Marathon to a bit short of the summit. Stopped to avoid potential, but not observed instabilities from solar warming, outflow wind transport, and thin spots in the snowpack. Pit @ 3700 ft, …
1487419200February 18, 2017 12:00pmOutside of Advisory Area - Seward - Mt EvaToured to roughly 3500 feet, limited from going higher by snow showers and low visibility. Pit 1) W Aspect 20 degrees 2200 ft Height Snow: 3 meters Height Pit: 1.5 meters CT12 Q2 15 cm CT16 …
1487254440February 16, 2017 2:14pmOutside of Advisory Area - Lost Lake and Seward AreaTotal snow accumulation past 24 hours 18" of new snow.(Measured at parking lot at 1200). Current weather conditions: Heavy snowfall 1"+ an hour. Temperatures in the low 30's.
1486629720February 9, 2017 8:42Outside of Advisory Area - Mt. Eva, SewardToured up from Stoney Creek to 3,000' in the bowl. We skied a NW facing slope just below the glacier.
1486303200February 5, 2017 2:00pmOutside of Advisory Area - Juneau - North Douglas Island - Mt Troy & Ben StewartAlaska Avalanche School Level 2 General observations from Sunday. One group toured around Mt Ben Stewart, another group to Mt Troy. Note: Juneau does not have a public observations platform, but the …
1486062240February 2, 2017 7:04pmOutside of Advisory Area - Lost Lake Area and Snug Harbor Road....1 picture Summit Lake
1486029600February 2, 2017 10:00Outside of Advisory Area - Mt Eva (Seward Area)Toured up Mt. Eva from Bear Creek TH. Frozen wet snow quickly transitioned to excellent powder at relatively low elevations. Did not observe any stability issues in non-wind affected areas, but we dug …
1486029600February 2, 2017 10:00Outside of Advisory Area - Palmer Creek Rd.Approximately 6 miles up Palmer Creek Road. Area typically slides and covers the road. We arrived and saw the trail was completely wiped out by a massive slide worse than I or my partner had ever seen …
1485953100February 1, 2017 12:45pmOutside of Advisory Area - Lost Lake Cabin AreaToured on skis up motorized pathway to rolling area just above cabin. At about 500' the snow abruptly changed from wet "mashed potatoes" to dense powder. Up higher the snow become deeper (2'+) and pro …
1485802140January 30, 2017 6:49pmOutside of Advisory Area - Seward/Lost Lake area snowfall today.....Update for Seward Moose Pass area. Temp Seward 35 Moderate to heavy snowfall..Currently 3-4" heavy wet snow Additional snowfall forecast for tonight 4-7". Snow forecasted thru Wed. Be safe out ther …
1485770400January 30, 2017 10:00Outside of Advisory Area - Cooper Landing area close to V Max hillYesThe following report is regarding the snowmachine accident on Saturday January 28th, 2017.
1485723956January 29, 2017 9:05pmOutside of Advisory Area - Snug Harbor (near Cooper Landing) just East of V-Max HillYesBelow is a preliminary report of the avalanche fatality that occurred on January 28th, 2017 in the Snug Harbor zone near Cooper Landing. The final report will be completed as soon as possible and post …
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.
1484980440January 21, 2017 6:34Outside of Advisory Area - Seward
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 …
1482092040December 18, 2016 8:14pmOutside of Advisory Area - Dutch HillsYesPetersville region to the Dutch Hills - several remotely triggered avalanches.
1462690800May 8, 2016 7:00Outside of Advisory Area - Eagle and Raven glaciersYesGeneral eklutna traverse north to south. Decent weather, mild temps, melt freeze cycle and no storm days. Noticed surface hoar forming on the whiteout glacier.
1459495380April 1, 2016 7:23Outside of Advisory Area - Ptarmigan Creek Drainage....near Moose PassNew glide Avalanches from yesterday's warm up.
1458372540March 19, 2016 7:29Outside of Advisory Area - Mt Benson SewardGlide Avalanche released on Mt Benson 3/18. See Picture below.
1456850340March 1, 2016 4:39pmOutside of Advisory Area - Lost lakeThe trail is in good condition mostly some wet spots. New snow and wind slabs are hazardous I observed.
1456416420February 25, 2016 4:07pmOutside of Advisory Area - Lower Russian Lake (Barber Cabin)YesTwo Large Avalanches have crossed the summer trail into Barber Cabin on the Lower Russian Lake Area. Both avalanches were reported to have travelled well out on to the Lake itself. This has made trav …
1456394400February 25, 2016 10:00Outside of Advisory Area - Trail into Barber Cabin, near Cooper LandingYesSpent the night at Barber Cabin, and skied out this morning. In the middle of the night (3am) we heard what I thought was a huge gust of wind. Turns out it was the powder blast from a nearby avalanche …
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