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Cancelled – CNFAIC’s Avalanche Awareness day has been cancelled

March 21


To our backcountry friends, supporters and partners,

We have cancelled the March 21st Turnagain Takeover Avalanche Awareness day at Turnagain Pass. As an organization that promotes public safety, our first priority is keeping the backcountry community safe and informed. Given the nationwide spread of coronavirus, we are following the recommended guidelines to limit social gatherings. This decision was informed by the CDC, US Forest Service, Alaska State Health and Social Services and our Friends Board of Directors and partners.

Thank you for your understanding,


Postponed till next year – 2021 (dates/times/schedule will be adjusted next winter):

CNFAIC will host an expo style avalanche awareness day for all ages and modes of backcountry travel at the motorized parking lot at Turnagain Pass.  Check the schedule next winter for all the fun!

This event will be joined by many of our supporting businesses and organizations in our effort to promote avalanche safety. Practice with your rescue gear, grab a hot dog and check out all the cool new equipment on display! Bring your friends and family! Hope to see you all there!

All day events, 11 am – 5 pm:
  • Stop by the big blue trailer to practice your Avalanche Rescue skills with CNFAIC staff and talk about the current state of the snowpack.  The Nordic Ski Patrol will have a beacon park set up for easy practice! **Special stickers for those that practice will get you fun surprises and incredible incentives from our partners (including Powder Hound Ski Shop)!**
  • Grab a dog and chat with the Friends of CNFAIC about ways to support and grow our avalanche community
  • What’s new in avalanche education and how to get into your next course with the Alaska Avalanche School
  • The Mountaineering Club of Alaska will be there to help promote avalanche awareness to ice climbers and mountaineers.

Noon – 5 pm: 

  • Swing by the Alaska Mining and Diving Supply tent to talk Turbos, take out a demo sled, grab something hot off the grill and hand in your special CNFAIC sticker for a snow check special offer!!
  • Cruise by the Anchorage Yamaha and Polaris trailer for demos!
Afternoon events, 2 pm – 5 pm: 
End your backcountry day early enough to catch Black Diamond, Ski AK for demos, and give aways!!
  • 2:30 pm:  Black Diamond – Don’t miss the Jetforce airbag demo and free gear give-aways at the BD tent!
  • 3:00 pm:  Ski AK will be showing off new gear at their tent and doling out special give-aways.
  • 3:30 pm: Alyeska Rescue K9s will be doing an avalanche dog demonstration.


March 21
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