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Avalanche Forecast
Avalanche risk Turnagain Pass
Issued Tue, February 18th, 2020
Very dangerous avalanche conditions. Travel in avalanche terrain not recommended.
Recent Observations
Date Region Location
02/18/20 Summit Observation: Fresno Ridge
02/18/20 Turnagain Observation: Tin Can
02/17/20 Turnagain Observation: Cornbiscuit
02/17/20 Summit Avalanche: Tenderfoot
02/16/20 Portage / Placer Observation: Skookum Glacier
02/16/20 Hatcher Pass Observation: Marmot West Face
02/16/20 Turnagain Avalanche: Eddies, Sunburst, Cornbiscuit
02/16/20 Turnagain Observation: Sunburst
02/16/20 Turnagain Observation: Pete’s North
02/16/20 Turnagain Avalanche: Sunburst
Wed, February 12, 2020
Boulder Creek Drainage: Avalanche Accident
On February 10th, 2020 a snowmachiner was riding on west facing terrain above Boulder Creek. The rider triggered a slab avalanche 150′ wide, 3′ thick and running around 250′ down the slope. The rider was caught, carried and fully buried. Riders nearby saw the avalanche and began rescue efforts immediately. The rider was recovered and did not survive. *A preliminary report is posted HERE. And a final report is being compiled as we continue to gather additional information. Our deepest...
Tue, February 04, 2020
Avalanche triggered by XC-skiers in Anchorage – Kincaid Park Sand Dunes
On Saturday February 1st, a large group of young cross-country skiers triggered an avalanche in Kincaid Park on a slope created by sand dunes. Although several skiers were caught, including one skier who was fully buried and recovered very quickly, everyone is OK. The full report is HERE and can also be found in our avalanche list under 'observations'. This is quite a unique situation and slope. We thank the group involved for sharing the experience so we can all...
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Upcoming Events
March 21
Turnagain Takeover: CNFAIC Avalanche Awareness at the Pass!
Mark your calendars for March 21, 2020.  CNFAIC is hosting an expo style avalanche awareness day at the motorized parking lot on Turnagain Pass. This event will be joined by many of our supporting business and organizations in our effort to promote avalanche safety. Practice with your rescue gear, grab a hotdog and check out all the cool new equipment on display!...
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