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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
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
1520179920March 4, 2018 4:12pmChugach State Park - Hiland RdYes
1520011080March 2, 2018 5:18pmChugach State Park - Falls Creek / Indianhouse MtnUp Falls Creek trail to the 'Falls Creek Couloir', boot up and ski, then circled around to the basin below the Indianhouse peak. Skinned 3/4 of the way up the col to the skinner's right of summit; tri …
1519822800February 28, 2018 1:00pmChugach State Park - Falls Creek
1519668960February 26, 2018 6:16pmChugach State Park - EklutnaYes
1518796800February 16, 2018 4:00pmChugach State Park - Ridge between peak 2 and peak 3South facing slope. Unknown trigger. Wind loaded.
1518361200February 11, 2018 3:00pmChugach State Park - Arctic Valley - Rendevous SaddleTypical route to Rendevous Saddle. Thin and variable snowpack throughout valley.
1516968000January 26, 2018 12:00pmChugach State Park - Ptarmigan PassRabbit cr trail to the pass. Most aspects scoured as usual for this drainage that sees predominate SE down valley winds. SW to NW are blown in making things skiable. Turn quality was decent after gett …
1515337200January 7, 2018 3:00pmChugach State Park - Arctic ValleyFrom Arctic Valley PL skied up valley bottom and up Tequila Bowl to summit of Mt. Gordon Lyon. Skied back down Tequila Bowl and around ridge to saddle overlooking S. fork Eagle River. Did pit just bel …
1514139660December 24, 2017 6:21pmChugach State Park - Monte St. CheeseStandard uptrack, detoured around rosemary cloves, increasing summer of surface garlic cloves near summit.
1513659600December 19, 2017 5:00Chugach State Park - Arctic ValleyStandard route up Arctic Valley toward Rendezvous Saddle. Avalanche Level 1 field days. Dug hasty snow pits on SW slope @ 2900' across from ski area on Dec 16 , and N slope @ 3500' between Avalanche …
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