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The Chugach NF Avalanche Center is accepting applications for next season’s Internship Program! Closing date is June 23, 2022. This program has been highly successful, a staple for the center, and promotes a pipeline for aspiring snow/avalanche professionals. Please see details for job requirements, how to apply, and who to contact with questions HERE.  [ Read More ]
NAVIGATING THE BACKCOUNTRY IN SPRINGTIME Managing springtime avalanche problems can be tricky, with conditions often changing from stable to dangerous within a matter of hours. Whether you are planning to eek out the last of the corn skiing in Turnagain Pass, climb Denali, or extend your ski season in one of Alaska’s more remote mountain ranges  [ Read More ]
We’d like to extend a BIG THANK YOU to everyone for joining in the 2022 Turnagain Pass Avalanche Awareness Day on Saturday, March 19th! The sun made a surprise visit that greeted over 100 backcountry users who attended – woot! Some highlights: 35+ people were able to work on their beacon skills with the Anchorage  [ Read More ]
As we head into late February, days are getting longer, snow coverage is high, and more people are going to start planning bigger days in the mountains. As evidenced by the avalanche activity this week, there is clearly some cause for concern in the snowpack, with the potential for large avalanches. Managing risk does not  [ Read More ]
Forecaster Chat #2: A look behind the scenes of the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center with USAF Major Kevin Kelly See the following interview with USAF Major Kevin Kelly of the 176th Wing Alaska Rescue Coordination Center in the recording below. This is an inside look at the RCC’s role in backcountry SAR missions in Alaska  [ Read More ]