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PhotosDateLocationAvalanche?General Observations
1329264000February 15, 2012 12:00Summit - Tenderfoot Trees and RidgeDrove through Turnagain Pass today in a snow storm and as there was no where to park - so much snow in the past few days has really kept the plow drivers busy just keeping the Seward Highway driveable …
1329220800February 14, 2012 12:00pmGirdwood - GirdwoodLarge natural avalanche off the North face of the Moneys in Girdwood. It happened at the tail end of the storm, early on the morning of 2-14. Other avalanches in Girdwood include shallower slabs a …
1329217909February 14, 2012 11:11Chugach State Park - Front RangeRaced the winds to get in a couple decent laps from the top of pk3 this afternoon. Started out with moderate winds (on the low end of the scale) and relatively unconsolidated windbuffed powder in the …
1328968800February 11, 2012 2:00pmTurnagain - Pete's NorthRemotely triggered avalanche catches, carries and buries two skiers ascending the up-track on the westerly aspects of Pete's North ridge near treeline. One partially buried and one fully buried. Both …
1328961600February 11, 2012 12:00pmSummit - Raven RidgeWe triggered an avalanche today on a small N facing rollover at 2200' on Raven Ridge. We were skinning up the ridge, traversing below a small, steeper slope when the snow collapsed. The fracture propa …
1328918400February 11, 2012 12:00Summit - 14:30Alex nailed it today in his forecast and discussion. If you don't hear from the couple in the avalanche on Sugar Ridge, I'll present what I saw. There was an avalanche on the knob at the top of the …
1328540400February 6, 2012 3:00pmTurnagain - MagnumToured up to investigate a natural avalanche that released sometime in the last 24 hours on a NW aspect of Magnum. This was a naturally released wind slab that was large enough to bury, injure or kil …
1328536800February 6, 2012 2:00pmGirdwood - Seward Hwy MP 102-90The sun started to create sun sluffs and rollerballs yesterday afternoon. This was happening on southern exposures near rocks and trees. Most notworthy were the slabs that appear to have been trig …
1328536800February 6, 2012 2:00pmChugach State Park - Canyon Rd, AnchorageNasty snow conditions in the Front Range, at least up the Rabbit Creek drainage. The snow is wet up to the ridges and really wet below. Serious wind damage. Many areas where the snow is usually thi …
1328529600February 6, 2012 12:00pmTurnagain - Lipps, Petes NorthZipper rain crust up to 2100'. Drainage runnels starting to form down at 1000'. Saturated snow was producing large rollerballs in lower elevations, but at Lipps and Petes it wasn't quite wet enough to …
1328479200February 5, 2012 10:00pmChugach State Park - Motocross track in AnchorageThis slide is out of the forecast area and is rarely skied because of the junk cars on the bluff but I figured I would email you the pics anyway. I frequent this area with the dog a lot and have seen …
1328450400February 5, 2012 2:00pmTurnagain - Lower LippsThe new snow falling today was very sticky and bonded well to the soft windslabs from yesterday. However, yesterdays softslabs were still quite tender. I think that our group managed to remote trigger …
1328400000February 5, 2012 12:00Turnagain - Tincan TreesToday we left the Tincan parking lot and initially found an inverted snowpack with warmer, dense snow sitting on top of the cold, blower powder. Air and snow surface temperatures were just around f …
1328373000February 4, 2012 4:30pmTurnagain - Summit LakeToday we drove to Summit Lake and took note of the recent avalanche activity. We spotted several crowns located in wind loaded pockets. By the looks of it, these slides likely ran a day or two ag …
1328371680February 4, 2012 4:08pmSummit - near manitobamany visible clues for b.c. sleuths today....noted slab releases on various elevations and aspects, the largest ss3, many crowns and run outs were covered with more storm snow and wind loading...slide …
1328369400February 4, 2012 3:30pmTurnagain - Turnagain Pass South of Motorized LotNo obvious instability signs all day....just deep pow in the valley floor. The release zone appeared wind scoured although we weren't about to go up and investigate. Live and be free...thats my mot …
1328365348February 4, 2012 2:22pmTurnagain - Turnagain Pass/Six Mile valleynoticeable pattern of soft slab releases at approx. 2200-2400' elevation on the West side of T. Pass down to the Hope junction and continuing on the East side of Six Mile Creek valley. A large R4/ …
1328313600February 4, 2012 12:00Turnagain - Turnagain PassWidespread natural avalanche activity occurred during the last three days of heavy snowfall and high wind. Many of these slides are now snowed or blown over and hard to identify. The scene today was m …
1328313600February 4, 2012 12:00Chugach State Park - Canyon Road, AnchorageWent up towards peak 2 & 3. Cracking all over the place. Wind loaded areas on slopes only about 15-20 degrees on the approach had enough energy to pop out a bit, but not move more than that. Tu …
1328274000February 3, 2012 1:00pmTurnagain - TincanDEEP SNOW! We broke trail up Tincan around noon on Friday. My 125mm waist skis were still trenching thigh deep in the new snow. Without skis on I suck belly button deep. We made it as far as tree …
1328140800February 2, 2012 12:00Turnagain - January Weather Chart for Turnagain PassFor a higher resolution version click HERE.
1328054400February 1, 2012 12:00Turnagain - Tincan TreesAround 12-14" of medium density snow had fallen as of 3pm Feb. 1st (today). Snowfall rates on Turnagain Pass, and up to 2500', were 2-3" per hour during the afternoon and were not showing any signs of …
1328054400February 1, 2012 12:00Chugach State Park - Front Range above AnchorageReport from the Chugach front range this afternoon. Just returned from hike above golden view. Major winds and wind loading - east to southeast winds gusting to 80? Suspect slab avalanches on flattop, …
1328011512January 31, 2012 12:05pmTurnagain - Eddie'sI've been skiing Eddie's for 15 years. I think the "tree bomb" potential is the biggest I've ever seen. Once the wind picks up, those bombs look like they would weigh 50+ pounds. The lower trail th …
1327937400January 30, 2012 3:30pmTurnagain - Sunburst RidgeFollowed a well-worn skin track up Sunburst Ridge today. Spent a good amount of time looking for the new surface hoar that was reported over the last couple of days and fortunately could not find a …
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