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Skiing, snowboarding, snowmachining, hiking, walking, and all other methods of travel or recreation on snow are dangerous and a potential hazard to personal safety. Each person who ventures onto snow is responsible for his or her own safety. Many snow travelers find that education, information, and experience can increase their safety when they are on snow. The public observations reported on this site may appear to offer information about the safety of traveling or recreating on snow, but it is critical to remember that such observations are not evaluated or edited for accuracy and represent the subjective experience of the author.

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
1521892800March 24, 2018 12:00pmPlacer - Spencer and Skookum GlaciersSnowmachined out to Spencer and Skookum Glaciers. Dozens, if not hundreds, of people out enjoying the sunshine and fast travel conditions on the firm crust.
1521016260March 14, 2018 8:31Placer - SkookumEntered skookum valley just after 5 pm and the south wall entrance of valley on its north face had a crown all the way across it. Must have been over a mile long. Looked like all storm snow but it ran …
1520971140March 13, 2018 7:59pmPlacer - Skookum GlacierYesRoad photo.
1519034400February 19, 2018 10:00Placer - Skookum
1518991800February 18, 2018 10:10pmPlacer - Skookum GlacierA couple pits in a very wide NE couloir above the Skookum. Generally very dense and uniform snow in couloir. It had slid at some point, so the snowpack there is not completely representative of the ar …
1491059220April 1, 2017 3:07pmPlacer - Placer ValleyYesPlacer Valley recent avalanche activity and weather below.
1490295600March 23, 2017 7:00pmPlacer - Portage Valley - Skookum GlacierQuick trip up to the Skookum glacier to check out the human triggered avalanches from the past several days along with assessing how the new snow is bonding, considering this zone received the most sn …
1489932000March 19, 2017 2:00pmPlacer - SkookumRode out Skookum to check on motorized area signage.
1489877340March 18, 2017 10:49pmPlacer - Skookum Glacier9 inches new snow at the head of the Skookum from the Thursday morning's storm. Widespread point releases on the hard bed surface had already occurred. Of note, skiing steep terrain produced almost no …
1484834400January 19, 2017 2:00pmPlacer - Placer ValleyQuick ride into the Placer Valley to take a look at the wind effect and snow conditions.
1484740800January 18, 2017 12:00pmPlacer - Placer to Spencer GlacierGot out for the Placer opening. Stuck to the flats and made our way back to the toe of Spencer Glacier. Still lots of tracked powder but there are decent trails punched in on the flats. Some areas of …
1484586000January 16, 2017 5:00pmPlacer - Placer River valleySeward Highway to Leubner Lake in anticipation of a Wednesday motorized opener (Placer Valley).
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