Avalanche Forecast
Avalanche risk Turnagain Pass
Issued Thu, December 12th, 2019
Dangerous avalanche conditions. Careful snowpack evaluation, cautious route-finding and conservative decision-making essential.
Recent Observations
Date Region Location
12/10/19 Other Regions Avalanche: Sixmile Cr.
12/10/19 Summit Observation: Summit Lake Area (Moose North, Butch Peak, and Tri tip. West facing gullies.
12/10/19 Turnagain Avalanche: Tincan and Sunburst from the air
12/10/19 Summit Avalanche: Summit Lake area photos
12/10/19 Hatcher Pass Observation: Microdot
12/10/19 Hatcher Pass Avalanche: Marmot SW Face
12/10/19 Turnagain Observation: Tincan
12/09/19 Hatcher Pass Avalanche: Microdot- Avalanche
12/08/19 Hatcher Pass Avalanche: Nosebleed -> Gold Cord
12/08/19 Hatcher Pass Observation: Microdot
Wed, December 11, 2019
Staff changes at CNFAIC – our best wishes to Heather Thamm and welcome Ryan Van Luit!!
Some of you may have noticed there have been some staffing changes here at the avalanche center: After five wonderful years, the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center is sad to see Heather Thamm move on. During her tenure, she shared her diverse skill set and thoughtful perspective. In addition to her competent forecasting and being a wonderful field partner, Heather grew the center's workplace safety protocol by creating and implementing a formal field day debriefing process. While mentoring an intern, she put...
Tue, November 05, 2019
What? A new website!?
That's right! You may have noticed there's a fresh new look and features on the CNFAIC website. Even more exciting is how easy and mobile friendly it is. We have been working to kick off winter 19/20 with this big web 'revamp' and we're very proud to show it off! What's new? WEATHER STATION MAP! See where each station is located and click for a quick look at the hourly data. WEATHER Page find the popular 'weather station list' for...
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Upcoming Events
December 16 @ 7:00 pm
Avalanche Awareness Chat – Blue & Gold BoardshopBlue & Gold Boardshop
Join CNFAIC Forecaster Aleph Johnston-Bloom at Blue & Gold Boardshop Monday, Dec 16th, for an evening avalanche discussion. More details coming soon. ...
December 19 @ 6:00 pm
Avalanche Awareness Chat – Black DiamondBlack Diamond
Join us at Black Diamond for an evening with Chugach Avalanche Info Center forecasters who will be discussing avalanche safety in Turnagain Pass. This FREE event is a great way to catch up on the year’s snow conditions, ask questions, and learn how to play more safely in avalanche terrain this winter. Enjoy snacks, hot...
February 14, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
SNOWBALL 80’s Neon Party with I Like Robots49th State Brewing Co.
For the Love of Snow, Let’s Dance! Valentine’s Day – February 14, 2020. 7-11 pm at 49th State Brewing Co. in Anchorage. I Like Robots will be rockin’ our favorite 80’s tunes! Awesome silent auction and costume contest, so break out your best 80’s fashion and snow gear!   $35 tickets on sale at https://snowball.brownpapertickets.com/...
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