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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
1544886000December 15, 2018 3:00pmChugach State Park - Chugach State Park Arctic Valley.Toured up valley from Arctic Valley Ski Area PL. to S. frk. Eagle River saddle, then N. up ridge to just below top of Mt. Gordon Lyon. Then skied down Tequilla Bowl.
1544796000December 14, 2018 2:00pmChugach State Park - Arctic Valley RendezvousUp Arctic Valley to the pass between Rendezvous and Gordon Lyon, up the Rendezvous north ridge to 3850ft.
1544529600December 11, 2018 12:00pmChugach State Park - Arctic ValleyDug a pit on a northerly aspect around 3300ft. ECTP12 roughly 70cm down on melt freeze/facet interface. Snow height roughly 80cm.
1544365800December 9, 2018 2:30pmChugach State Park - Arctic Valley Tequila BowlToured from Arctic Valley PL to saddle overlooking S. Fork Eagle River. Pit located on SW-facing slope of Tequila Bowl at 3406 ft.
1543737600December 2, 2018 8:00Chugach State Park - Ptarmigan Peak, North Face, Bottom of S-couloirFrom Power-line trail, up the bench below Ptarmigan's North Face, across the boulder field and into the bottom of S-couloir.
1543651200December 1, 2018 8:00Chugach State Park - Scree slope above Black LakeYesFrom the Glen Alps trailhead we hiked up O'Malley gully, across the Ball Field, down onto Black Lake, and dropped into the Middle Fork Campbell creek drainage. We retraced this route on the way out.
1543593600November 30, 2018 4:00pmChugach State Park - Rainbow Peak7.0 earthquake at 8:29am on Nov 30th triggered a large rockslide off of the east aspect of Rainbow Peak - seen from the Rainbow trailhead on the Seward Highway.
1541242800November 3, 2018 11:00Chugach State Park - South Fork Eagle RiverToured from South Fork trailhead up to Northbowl and back along ridge towards Triangle Peak. Heavily wind affected surface conditions on N to NE aspects. Some touchy wind slabs on N aspects.
1525711500May 7, 2018 4:45pmChugach State Park - South Fork Eagle River, North BowlYes Standard up-track from Artic Valley to the peak of Rendezvous. From the peak of Rendezvous a recent slide was visible on North Bowl. Couldn't see any ski tracks from a distance, likely triggered b …
1525017600April 29, 2018 4:00pmChugach State Park - Falls CrYesSkied Falls Cr yesterday. Heavy precipitation, strong winds, constant spindrift, small natural sloughs, frequent small cracking, no natural slab avalanches observed, no sign of ski tracks from previou …
1523207400April 8, 2018 5:10pmChugach State Park - Arctic ValleyToday and yesterday we toured Arctic Valley backcountry. Skied southerly lower angle bowls.
1523158200April 8, 2018 3:30Chugach State Park - Peak 3General uptrack to peak 3.
1521997200March 25, 2018 5:00pmChugach State Park - Hunter CreekYesHiked 2 miles up Hunter Creek to climb Split Finish and Lost in Space and hiked out. One natural small wet loose avalanche observed on a Easterly aspect and ice fall on Lost Ice on West aspect in afte …
1521846000March 23, 2018 11:00pmChugach State Park - Hunter PassToured from south fork trailhead to hunter pass. from hunter pass we traveled west along ridge from towards rendezvous. Lots of wind effected snow and evidence of past avalanches in most cross loaded …
1521810000March 23, 2018 1:00pmChugach State Park - Ridge line South of Hunter Pass towardsYes
1521731220March 22, 2018 3:07pmChugach State Park - Dog BowlYesSix new, large fresh natural slides observed in the vicinity of the South Fork of Eagle River on 3/22/18.
1521648000March 21, 2018 4:00pmChugach State Park - Twin peaks trailYesWent up the twin peaks trail. Tried gaining ridge. Lots of wind and signs of wind effect.  
1521534900March 20, 2018 8:35Chugach State Park - Arctic to IndianYesSkied the Arctic to Indian tour route on 3/19/18, 12 large and fresh natural avalanches were observed on all aspects. The popular ski tour route crosses the run-out zones of numerous large avalanche p …
1521307620March 17, 2018 5:27pmChugach State Park - South Fork of Eagle River, Hiland Road, Cottongrass PathYesLarge natural and human triggered avalanches continue throughout the South Fork Valley. Travel on terrain near slopes steeper than 30 degrees is discouraged. This instability will be very slow to stab …
1521302400March 17, 2018 4:00pmChugach State Park - Eastern tributaries to Ship Creek 0.8 to 1.2 mi South of Rendevous PkYesRecent avalanche debris observed in Ship Creek drainage
1521277200March 17, 2018 9:00Chugach State Park - Hiland Road, South ForkYesNumerous large full-depth naturals observed this morning (3/16/18), the largest 1,500' wide, 2-3' deep, running 1,500'. These slides are running to the ground, taking out the entire season snowpack. …
1521132060March 15, 2018 4:41pmChugach State Park - The Drive In, Hiland Road, South Fork of Eagle River, Eagle River, AlaskaYes
1521028800March 14, 2018 12:00pmChugach State Park - Williwaw Lakes TrailSkied out to Williwaw Lakes on Wednesday and encountered a shallow and talkative snowpack in the valley. Whumpfs every couple of minutes and a few sudden collapses. Like the rest of the Front Range ri …
1520688960March 10, 2018 1:36pmChugach State Park - Hiland Road - 1 Hit BowlYes
1520442000March 7, 2018 5:00pmChugach State Park - False Peak
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