Avalanche Forecast
Avalanche risk Turnagain Pass
Issued Mon, April 12th, 2021
Very dangerous avalanche conditions. Travel in avalanche terrain not recommended.
ARCHIVED FORECAST - All forecasts expire after 24 hours from the posting date/time.
Recent Observations
Date Region Location
04/12/21 Turnagain Observation: Tincan
04/10/21 Girdwood Avalanche: Goat ridge, pt 6060
04/10/21 Girdwood Observation: Notch Mountain
04/10/21 Portage / Placer Observation: Placer Valley to Spencer Glacier
04/10/21 Girdwood Observation: Raggedtop Mountain Shoulder
04/10/21 Hatcher Pass Observation: Willow Side
04/10/21 Hatcher Pass Observation: 4068/Wimp Bowl
04/10/21 Turnagain Observation: north sides
04/10/21 Hatcher Pass Observation: 4600/4068 sunnyside
04/09/21 Summit Observation: Summit Lake Road Observations
Fri, March 05, 2021
Avalanche accidents in an unusual season: Looking back from the middle of 2020/21
The 2020/21 season has been a difficult year for avalanche fatalities in the U.S. As we enter the beginning of March, 33 people have died in 25 avalanche accidents. This is a grim number, already ranking as the 6th deadliest season since 1925/26 and on track to be the deadliest season since then if we follow monthly historical trends. There are multiple factors at play that are working against us this season. Likely the biggest contributing factor is the widespread...
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...
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