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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.Submit an Observation All Regions|Turnagain|Girdwood|Portage/Placer|Summit|Seward|Chugach State Park|Hatcher Pass|Other Regions
|1228348800December 4, 2008 12:00||Other Regions - Seward Hwy (near Kern Creek)||This artillery triggered avalanche might support the theory that our weak snowpack will fail with a larger trigger. It definately shows that the weak layer of faceted October snow on the ground is …|
|1228176000December 2, 2008 12:00||Other Regions - Sunburst 3400 feet SW aspect||Pit located about 50m away from remote skier-triggered avalanche that occurred on 11-28-08. Total snowpack depth is 4 feet (120 cm). Easily found buried surface hoar/facet layer 3 feet down (95 cm …|
|1228176000December 2, 2008 12:00||Other Regions - Sunburst||I was goofing around and isolated this 2 inch wide column that was the full snowpack depth of about 4 feet deep. I was hoping to get a picture of the layer of buried surface hoar about that is abo …|
|1228176000December 2, 2008 12:00||Other Regions - Glacier Ranger District Office||November Totals: 2008 78" Snow, 6.7" Water 2007 117" Snow, 13.9" Water 2006 12" Snow, .8" Water 2005 12" Snow, 3" Water This is a weather chart for the Center Ridge weather station at 1800 feet and …|
|1227830400November 28, 2008 12:00||Other Regions - Sunburst||This was a human-triggered avalanche on the south west aspect on Sunburst. This avalanche was remotely-triggered from a distance from a group of skiers on the flats down below. Occured within 24 …|
|1227830400November 28, 2008 12:00||Other Regions - Alyeska||Christmas Chute went sympathetic to artillery shot in Glacier Bowl Right Wall.|
|1227771480November 27, 2008 7:38||Other Regions - Cornbiscuit|
|1227358560November 22, 2008 12:56pm||Other Regions - Tincan - Turnagain||Underside of failed compression test layer. Surface hoar intact.|
|1227225600November 21, 2008 12:00||Other Regions - Seattle Ridge (Mama's Bowl) SW||This was from a pit during a tour up Seattle Ridge on Friday November 21, 2008. The darker colored slab on top is denser "1Finger" snow. The lighter colored layer underneath that slab is less den …|
|1227052800November 19, 2008 12:00||Other Regions - Mama's Bowl|