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The Chugach National Forest, Glacier Ranger District is currently seeking applicants for a GS1341-07 Meteorological Technician (CNFAIC Avalanche Specialist). This is a full-time  seasonal position with a minimum 5 month guaranteed tour between November and April. The duty station is located in Girdwood, AK. The vacancy announcement will be advertised as a DEMO announcement (all  [ Read More ]
The CNFAIC has wrapped up operations and will no longer be posting conditions updates. Thank you to everyone for tuning in!! It was an interestingly chilly winter with many cold outflow wind events and a snowpack which struggled to stay near 50% of normal. Please see more in our Annual Report, which can be found HERE.  [ Read More ]
The Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center (CNFAIC) is suspending backcountry avalanche forecasts and field operations beginning Monday, March 30th until further notice. This decision is in response to the State of Alaska’s COVID-19 Health Mandates that are now in effect and their impact on CNFAIC field operations. This decision is not taken lightly.  [ Read More ]
So why does this social distancing thing matter, and why should young healthy skiers and snowmachiners care? And for that matter old healthy skiers and snowmachiners? The short version: This is real. Skiers travel and congregate in groups. So do riders. That is how coronavirus is spread. More people will die in Alaska, what we do now will determine how many. Stay local. Small groups. Wash your hands lots. Don’t touch your face. Don’t carpool. 6’. Don’t cause a SAR. Self isolate if sick. Short of breath go to the ER. Be kind.  [ Read More ]
As we all hunker down to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and perhaps binge on screen time, we thought it could be a great opportunity to share some online avalanche education resources.  If you have other resources that you think we should add, please send us an email at staff@chugachavalanche.org. Stay safe and stay  [ Read More ]