Avalanche Forecast
Avalanche risk Turnagain Pass
Issued Thu, February 25th, 2021
Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features. Evaluate snow and terrain carefully; identify features of concern.
ARCHIVED FORECAST - All forecasts expire after 24 hours from the posting date/time.
Recent Observations
Date Region Location
02/25/21 Hatcher Pass Avalanche: IM bowl post storm avy tour
02/25/21 Hatcher Pass Avalanche: back side of friendship pass
02/25/21 Hatcher Pass Observation: Presidents Ridge
02/24/21 Chugach State Park Observation: Flattop Mountain, base of the staircase on the main trail.
02/24/21 Turnagain Observation: Eddies
02/23/21 Turnagain Observation: Silvertip
02/22/21 Turnagain Observation: Magnum
02/22/21 Hatcher Pass Avalanche: Micro Dot
02/22/21 Turnagain Avalanche: 3400′ SW Eddies ridge
02/22/21 Hatcher Pass Observation: Wimp Bowl, Valley of Sin
Fri, February 05, 2021
Bear Point Avalanche Accident
The preliminary report from the Bear Point avalanche accident has been posted. https://www.cnfaic.org/accidents/27764/ On February 2nd, three climbers ascending a 2,500 foot steep and narrow gully on the northwest face of Bear Point were caught, carried and partially buried in an avalanche that released near the top of the gully. All three climbers were killed. This report was primarily compiled by the Alaska Mountain Rescue Group. Thank you to this group of volunteers, the Alaska State Troopers, the AST Aviation...
Wed, February 03, 2021
Recording of Forecaster Chat #4 is up: Head on a Swivel! Snowmachine Specific.
See link below to the recording of our snowmachine specific discussion with Graham Predeger and snowmachine educator and rider Tim Thomas from Haines! https://youtu.be/gOORr0oCnFo Topics: Good riding habits, what they are and how we can use them to keep us safer in the backcountry. Including a look into what makes a good riding partner. What does it mean to ride 'effectively solo'? We'll look at recent accidents that could have been avoided with simply following some basic good habits and...
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