CNFAIC LogoCNFAIC Logo

Observations

It is the personal responsibility of each user of CNFAIC to decide whether or how to use any information found here.

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.

Submit an Observation All Regions|Turnagain|Girdwood/Portage|Placer|Summit|Chugach State Park|Hatcher Pass|Outside of Advisory Area
PhotosDateLocationAvalanche?General Observations
1513348740December 15, 2017 2:39pmSummit - General Observation for Summit LakeGenerally very thin snowpack up at Summit Lake with a crust and a trace of snow on top at lower to mid elevations. Areas of bare ground were visible at all elevations. Avalanche activity from earlier …
1512828000December 9, 2017 2:00pmSummit - TenderfootYesAscended to 2400 feet on the standard Tenderfoot up-track. Above ~1700 feet on this tour we experienced a very unstable snowpack and what we'd deem considerable avalanche danger. Both our party and an …
1512740580December 8, 2017 1:43pmSummit - Genearal ObservationSummit Lake saw rain/snow mix over the past few days with 2" new snow at valley bottom. Snowpack still remain thin. Several small avalanches were observed on West aspects of Tritip and Butch (D-1). Th …
1512482400December 5, 2017 2:00pmSummit - lower ManitobaHunting in the shrubs of Manitoba area, below 2100', ran out of day light to get higher onto the actual ski slope. Snow depth was surprisingly good, whole ATV trail is skinnable/skiable. Grass in mead …
1512216060December 2, 2017 12:01pmSummit - ManitobaStandard uptrack. Lots of grass once off the atv trail and headed up to the first bump "minitoba(?)".
1511960400November 29, 2017 1:00pmSummit - General ObservationShallow snowpack exist in the Summit Lake Area. Bare ground in some areas on East Aspects and West aspects have minimal snow at lower to mid elevations.
1511033880November 18, 2017 7:38pmSummit - Wrong mountain, North of Carter lakeYesWrong mountain. North of Carter lake, when looking north from the lake up slope in the ridge of trees. Hiked up from Carter ptarmigan hunting (none to be had), stayed toward the east through the obvio …
1492015740April 12, 2017 4:49pmSummit - Summit Lake Road ObsNew natural avalanches in the past 24 hours on Fresno, Moose Mountain, and Butch Peak. Sunny and very warm weather. Wet snow avalanches in the afternoon.
1491681480April 8, 2017 7:58pmSummit - ManitobaWest aspect. Excellent visibility today to see the widespread avalanche cycle from the last storm cycle. Impressive cycle.
1491568200April 7, 2017 12:30pmSummit - Tenderfoot and ButchTenderfoot ridge and Butch Peak below "Incredibowls". Avalanche Debris from incredibowls and North aspect of Tenderfoot.
1491516000April 6, 2017 10:00pmSummit - Wind loading in Summit lakeYesWind from E NE loading upper elevations. In pictures notice wind loading...
1491513720April 6, 2017 9:22pmSummit - Summit Lake - natural avalanches on Templeton, Mp 41 John, and moreYesAdditional avalanche activity since 4/5...Significant avalanche activity D-2 to 2+ on Colorado Peak, Summit Peak, Butch, Templeton(AKA Creator), Raven Ridge, Gilpatrick, and John. Additional avalanche …
1491489056April 6, 2017 2:30pmSummit - Tenderfoot and Summit Lake Road ObsYesWe drove through Summit Lake and observed significant active wind loading along ridge tops. Large plume off of West facing slopes. New avalanche activity was seen on East facing slopes of Fresno Ridge …
1491406680April 5, 2017 3:38pmSummit - Summit Lake Road ObsYesDrove through Summit Lake between 12pm and 12:45pm. We witnessed a natural avalanche in motion on the West face of Tri-Tip, debris came to a stop ~200 vertical feet above the lake elevation. There was …
1491156780April 2, 2017 6:13pmSummit - ManitobaYesWhen we started from the top of Manitoba, one skier skied a little bit on the left and triggered the' summit lens' in the lowest right part. All the upper part SW face collapsed. the height of the s …
1491145200April 2, 2017 3:00pmSummit - Road Observations - Butch and FresnoYesA quick drive through Summit Lake revealed two new natural avalanches sometime on April 1st or 2nd. The first avalanche was a storm slab on Fresno (Easterly facing at ~3,000'). This looks to have s …
1491048000April 1, 2017 12:00pmSummit - ManitobaStandard skin track up to the top of the meadows
1490977680March 31, 2017 4:28pmSummit - Windloading of West Aspects today....
1490976900March 31, 2017 4:15pmSummit - Summit recent avalanche activityWith better visibility more avalanches (fairly recent)were seen on West Aspects. South and West aspects were actively loading at noon time today.
1490883240March 30, 2017 2:14pmSummit - General ObservationRecent avalanche activity on South aspect of Tenderfoot and West aspect of Butch. Poor visibility with light snow and flat light made observation difficult.
1490878800March 30, 2017 1:00pmSummit - Tenderfoot. Up to 2550'Usual up-track on Tenderfoot up to 2550'
1490287320March 23, 2017 4:42pmSummit - General ObservationYes Recent sun affect natural avalanches on South Aspect in steep and rocky terrain. Generally small avalanches D-1 one D-2. On NW aspect D-1 Human Triggered Avalanche (Unknown time frame) just to loo …
1490274000March 23, 2017 1:00pmSummit - TenderfootToured up to the ridgeline on Tenderfoot
1489669200March 16, 2017 1:00pmSummit - East and South faces of Fresno to 2700'Toured up the East face of Fresno to 2700'
1489158000March 10, 2017 3:00pmSummit - Summit Lake area west faceSummit West face.
Showing 26 - 50 of 371 items
Submit an Observation


USFS SNOW AND AVALANCHE HOTLINE (907) 754-2369
If you have comments or questions regarding CNFAIC operations or winter recreation management, please email staff@chugachavalanche.org
© 2018 Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center. All rights reserved.
FCNFAIC
Donate
If you think a public avalanche
center is important then we urge
you to become a member & donate.


PickClickGive