Avalanche Forecast
Avalanche risk Turnagain Pass
Issued Sun, March 3rd, 2024
Generally safe avalanche conditions. Watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.
Recent Observations
Date Region Location
03/02/24 Turnagain Observation: Bertha Creek
03/02/24 Turnagain Observation: Magnum & Cornbiscuit
03/02/24 Girdwood Avalanche/People Involved: Nagoon Peak
03/01/24 Hatcher Pass Observation: Sydney Creek
03/01/24 Observation: Peak 4,600′ and April Bowl
03/01/24 Girdwood Observation: Baumann Bump
03/01/24 Turnagain Observation: Tincan Backdoor
02/29/24 Chugach State Park Observation: False Peak, Glen Alps Recreation Area
02/29/24 Turnagain Observation: Silvertip Creek
02/29/24 Seward Observation: Carter Lake
Wed, February 14, 2024
John Mtn – Avalanche Accident
Preliminary Report: An avalanche was triggered on Tuesday afternoon, February 13, 2024, by a group of three backcountry skiers on John Mtn in the Kenai Mountains. The party was ascending the slope when the avalanche occurred. Two of the three people involved sustained injuries and the third did not survive. Forecasters are visiting the site today, February 14. We will be updating the accidents page as more information becomes available. That page is found HERE. These are extremely difficult times...
Fri, January 26, 2024
Elements of the forecast: Survey results are in
Many of you participated in the survey we posted at the end of last season trying to gain a little insight on what people are finding useful in the advisory. While we were targeting info specifically on the 'Problem Rose' icon we implemented last season, we were also able to gain some insight on what people are finding useful in the forecast. Thank you to everyone who was able to participate in the survey- we use this info to make...
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Upcoming Events
March 23 @ 12:00 pm
Turnagain Pass Avalanche Awareness DayTurnagain Pass Motorized Lot
Turnagain Pass Avalanche Awareness Day – 2024 Saturday, March 23rd Swing by the Turnagain Pass motorized parking lot on your way to or from your backcountry ride or ski to:...
February 23 @ 5:00 pm
Forecaster chat – Breaking news! Seward, Lost Lake and Summit Lake have an avalanche team.Seward Community Library and Museum
Who we are and what we do for the community. February 23, 2024 at the Seward Community Library and Museum Community Room, Seward, AK. Chat with Chugach Avalanche Center forecasters...
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