Avalanche Forecast
Avalanche risk Turnagain Pass
Issued Sat, April 1st, 2023
Dangerous avalanche conditions. Careful snowpack evaluation, cautious route-finding and conservative decision-making essential.
Recent Observations
Date Region Location
04/01/23 Other Regions Avalanche: Whittier
04/01/23 Girdwood Observation: Crow Creek
03/31/23 Hatcher Pass Avalanche: 4068′ to Peak 4600′ to Skeetawk
03/31/23 Summit Observation: Colorado
03/30/23 Turnagain Observation: Magnum/Cornbiscuit
03/30/23 Turnagain Avalanche: Wolverine, West Flank
03/29/23 Hatcher Pass Observation: Valley of Sin between 4068 and peak 4600
03/28/23 Hatcher Pass Observation: Hatch Peak, Northside, April bowl
03/28/23 Girdwood Avalanche: Upper Winner Creek
03/26/23 Turnagain Avalanche: Sunburst avalanche investigation
Wed, March 08, 2023
Interpreting Stability Tests
ECTP29? PST 45/100 end? CT13? What does it all mean? For some time now we've been wanting to create a 'cheat sheet' for those unfamiliar, or may want a little reminder, of what the jumble of letters and numbers mean in a lot of the snowpack observations we share. These are codes for snowpit test results and are professional tools that have been developed and standardized by the American Avalanche Association and the US Forest Service Avalanche Centers, along with...
Wed, November 23, 2022
The Avalanche Problem Rose
The problem rose is a new addition to our forecasts this season. Many avalanche centers in the lower 48 have been using this tool for a while now, and we are going to try adding it to our toolbox. Our plan is to try using the rose this season, then reassess at the end of the year and decide how well it worked. *We will need your feedback! Please send comments to staff@chugachavalanche.org. The rose is structured by two main...
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Upcoming Events
March 25 @ 12:00 pm
It’s a GO! Turnagain Pass Avy Day – Saturday, March 25thTurnagain Pass Motorized Lot
It’s a GO!! Saturday, March 25. As of Friday, Mar 24, the motorized parking lot is all plowed out and ready for our festivities (thanks AKDOT). We’ll be hanging around...
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