Chugach State Park Archives

Date Problem #1 Problem #2 The Bottom Line
Fri, April 26th, 2024
We are no longer issuing Weekend Avalanche Outlooks for the Chugach State Park area. Although the forecast season has finished, the avalanche season has not  – please see below for some [Read More]
Fri, April 19th, 2024
Wind Slabs
Wind Slabs
Wet Loose
Wet Loose
Weekend Avalanche Outlook Saturday, April 20th– Sunday, April 21st Bottom Line: After a brief (but beautiful) period of amazing snow surface conditions, the wind has hit the Front Range again. [Read More]
Fri, April 12th, 2024
Wind Slabs
Wind Slabs
Weekend Avalanche Outlook Saturday, April 13th– Sunday, April 14th Bottom Line: A lingering wind slab from the wind events on Thursday and today (Friday, April 12th) is going to be [Read More]
Fri, April 5th, 2024
Wind Slabs
Wind Slabs
Wet Loose
Wet Loose
Weekend Avalanche Outlook Saturday, April 6th– Sunday, April 7th Bottom Line: Wind slabs are going to be the most likely way to trigger an avalanche this weekend. We have 5″-7″ of [Read More]
Fri, March 29th, 2024
Wind Slabs
Wind Slabs
Weekend Avalanche Outlook Saturday, March 30th – Sunday, March 31st Bottom Line: With a High Wind Watch in the forecast for the Anchorage area, dangerous avalanche conditions are expected for [Read More]
Fri, March 22nd, 2024
Wind Slabs
Wind Slabs
Weekend Avalanche Outlook Saturday, March 23 – Sunday, March 24 Bottom Line: Strong southeasterly winds are expected to pick up this weekend, which once again makes wind slabs the main [Read More]
Fri, March 15th, 2024
Wind Slabs
Wind Slabs
Weekend Avalanche Outlook Saturday, March 16th – Sunday, March 17th Bottom Line: Fresh wind slabs are going to be the most likely way to trigger an avalanche this weekend.  We [Read More]
Fri, March 8th, 2024
Wind Slabs
Wind Slabs
Weekend Avalanche Outlook Saturday, March 9th – Sunday, March 10th Bottom Line: Sustained 10-20 mph winds with gusts up to 40 mph are forecast to start Sunday morning and taper [Read More]
Fri, March 1st, 2024
Wind Slabs
Wind Slabs
Weekend Avalanche Outlook Saturday, March 2nd – Sunday, March 3rd Bottom Line: For anyone headed out to the mountains on this cold, clear, blue skies weekend, wind slabs are going [Read More]
Fri, February 23rd, 2024
Storm Slabs
Storm Slabs
Persistent Slabs
Persistent Slabs
Weekend Avalanche Outlook Saturday, February 24th – Sunday, February 25th Bottom Line: Dangerous avalanche conditions are expected for the Front Range this weekend. The Front Range is expected to receive [Read More]
Fri, February 16th, 2024
Wind Slabs
Wind Slabs
Persistent Slabs
Persistent Slabs
Weekend Avalanche Outlook Saturday, February 17th – Sunday, February 18th Bottom Line: After a week of very strong winds and a few notable natural avalanches, triggering a wind slab avalanche remains [Read More]
Fri, February 9th, 2024
Wind Slabs
Wind Slabs
Persistent Slabs
Persistent Slabs
Weekend Avalanche Outlook Saturday, February 10th – Sunday, February 11th   *Update, February 12th, 2 pm: -DANGEROUS AVALANCHE CONDITIONS IN CHUGACH STATE PARK – A large natural avalanche hit Hiland [Read More]
Fri, February 2nd, 2024
Wind Slabs
Wind Slabs
Persistent Slabs
Persistent Slabs
Weekend Avalanche Outlook Saturday, February 3rd  – Sunday, February 4th *UPDATE: 1pm Monday, February 5th: Two significant human-triggered avalanches occurred in the Falls Creek area off the Seward Highway on [Read More]
Fri, January 26th, 2024
Normal Caution
Normal Caution
Weekend Avalanche Outlook Saturday, Jan. 27th  – Sunday, Jan. 28th *UPDATE: 7am Monday, January 29 Avalanche danger rising with an unexpected foot of new snow. Sunday night (Jan 28) up [Read More]
Fri, January 19th, 2024
Normal Caution
Normal Caution
Weekend Avalanche Outlook Saturday, Jan. 20th  – Sunday, Jan. 21st Bottom Line: It has been three weeks since the last significant avalanches in the Chugach State Park.  Human-triggered avalanches are [Read More]
Fri, January 12th, 2024
Wind Slabs
Wind Slabs
Persistent Slabs
Persistent Slabs
Weekend Avalanche Outlook Saturday, Jan. 12th  – Sunday, Jan. 13th Bottom Line: Moderate to strong winds are forecast to continue impacting the Front Range this weekend. The wind event started [Read More]
Fri, January 5th, 2024
Wind Slabs
Wind Slabs
Persistent Slabs
Persistent Slabs
Weekend Avalanche Outlook Saturday, Jan. 6  – Sunday, Jan. 7   Bottom Line: A storm is forecast to hit the Front Range this weekend starting Friday night and tapering off [Read More]
Fri, December 29th, 2023
Wind Slabs
Wind Slabs
Persistent Slabs
Persistent Slabs
Weekend Avalanche Outlook Saturday, Dec. 30  – Sunday, Dec. 31 Bottom Line: Our biggest concerns going into this weekend are triggering either a fresh wind slab or a larger avalanche [Read More]
Fri, December 22nd, 2023
Wind Slabs
Wind Slabs
Persistent Slabs
Persistent Slabs
Weekend Avalanche Outlook Saturday, Dec. 23  – Sunday, Dec. 24 Bottom Line:  A holiday storm is forecast to hit the Front Range this weekend starting Friday night and tapering off [Read More]
Fri, December 15th, 2023
Wind Slabs
Wind Slabs
Persistent Slabs
Persistent Slabs
Weekend Avalanche Outlook Saturday, Dec. 16  – Sunday, Dec. 17 There are two main avalanche problems we are most concerned with in the Chugach State Park this weekend. The first [Read More]
Fri, December 8th, 2023
Persistent Slabs
Persistent Slabs
Wind Slabs
Wind Slabs
Weekend Avalanche Outlook Saturday, Dec. 9th to Sunday, Dec. 10th Bottom Line: Our biggest concern going into this weekend is triggering a large avalanche breaking on weak snow at the [Read More]
Fri, December 1st, 2023
Wind Slabs
Wind Slabs
Persistent Slabs
Persistent Slabs
Weekend Avalanche Outlook Saturday, Dec. 2 to Sunday, Dec. 3 Bottom Line: There are two main avalanche problems we are most concerned with in the Chugach State Park this weekend. [Read More]
Wed, November 15th, 2023
Welcome to the Chugach State Park conditions page. We are in the process of ramping up a weekly avalanche report for Anchorage’s Front Range. Our goal is to provide avalanche [Read More]

Below are archived forecasts for the past 5 seasons with the highest danger rating and Avalanche Problem 1 displayed in the chart. Click on a table cell to read the forecast for that day. Alternatively you can view this page for 10 seasons of data plus embedded observations from that day.

Date 23/2422/2321/2220/2119/20
11/25 Wet Loose Wind Slabs Storm Slabs No RatingNo Rating
11/26 Wet Loose Wind Slabs Persistent Slabs Persistent Slabs No Rating
11/27 Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Persistent Slabs No RatingNo Rating
11/28 Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Persistent Slabs Storm Slabs No Rating
11/29 Storm Slabs Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Storm Slabs
11/30 Storm Slabs Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs Storm Slabs Storm Slabs
12/01 Storm Slabs Wind Slabs Persistent Slabs Storm Slabs Wind Slabs
12/02 Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Persistent Slabs Storm Slabs Wind Slabs
12/03 Wind Slabs Persistent Slabs Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs
12/04 Wind Slabs Normal Caution Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs Persistent Slabs
12/05 Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Deep Persistent Slabs Persistent Slabs
12/06 Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Persistent Slabs
12/07 Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Storm Slabs Storm Slabs
12/08 Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Storm Slabs Storm Slabs
12/09 Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Storm Slabs Storm Slabs
12/10 Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Storm Slabs Wind Slabs Storm Slabs
12/11 Storm Slabs Storm Slabs Wind Slabs Deep Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs
12/12 Wind Slabs Storm Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs
12/13 Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Glide Avalanches
12/14 Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Glide Avalanches
12/15 Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Deep Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs
12/16 Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Deep Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs
12/17 Storm Slabs Persistent Slabs Deep Persistent Slabs Deep Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs
12/18 Persistent Slabs Persistent Slabs Deep Persistent Slabs Deep Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs
12/19 Wind Slabs Persistent Slabs Deep Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs
12/20 Storm Slabs Persistent Slabs Deep Persistent Slabs Normal Caution Wind Slabs
12/21 Dry Loose Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Persistent Slabs
12/22 Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Storm Slabs Persistent Slabs
12/23 Storm Slabs Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs Storm Slabs Wind Slabs
12/24 Storm Slabs Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs
12/25 Storm Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs
12/26 Storm Slabs Storm Slabs Deep Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs
12/27 Wind Slabs Storm Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs
12/28 Wind Slabs Storm Slabs Deep Persistent Slabs Storm Slabs Wind Slabs
12/29 Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Deep Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs
12/30 Glide Avalanches Wind Slabs Normal Caution Wind Slabs Storm Slabs
12/31 Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Storm Slabs
01/01 Wind Slabs Storm Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Storm Slabs
01/02 Wind Slabs Storm Slabs Wind Slabs Deep Persistent Slabs Persistent Slabs
01/03 Storm Slabs Storm Slabs Wind Slabs Deep Persistent Slabs Persistent Slabs
01/04 Storm Slabs Storm Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Persistent Slabs
01/05 Storm Slabs Wind Slabs Normal Caution Wind Slabs Persistent Slabs
01/06 Storm Slabs Persistent Slabs Normal Caution Wind Slabs Persistent Slabs
01/07 Storm Slabs Persistent Slabs Normal Caution Storm Slabs Persistent Slabs
01/08 Storm Slabs Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs Storm Slabs Persistent Slabs
01/09 Storm Slabs Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs Storm Slabs Persistent Slabs
01/10 Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs Storm Slabs Storm Slabs Persistent Slabs
01/11 Wind Slabs Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs Storm Slabs Persistent Slabs
01/12 Wind Slabs Deep Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs Storm Slabs Wind Slabs
01/13 Glide Avalanches Deep Persistent Slabs Storm Slabs Storm Slabs Wind Slabs
01/14 Glide Avalanches Deep Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs
01/15 Glide Avalanches Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Persistent Slabs
01/16 Glide Avalanches Wind Slabs Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs Persistent Slabs
01/17 Wind Slabs Storm Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Persistent Slabs
01/18 Glide Avalanches Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs Storm Slabs Persistent Slabs
01/19 Glide Avalanches Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs Storm Slabs Persistent Slabs
01/20 Glide Avalanches Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Storm Slabs
01/21 Glide Avalanches Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Storm Slabs
01/22 Glide Avalanches Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Persistent Slabs
01/23 Glide Avalanches Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs
01/24 Glide Avalanches Persistent Slabs Storm Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs
01/25 Glide Avalanches Persistent Slabs Storm Slabs Wind Slabs Dry Loose
01/26 Glide Avalanches Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Dry Loose
01/27 Glide Avalanches Persistent Slabs Storm Slabs Wind Slabs Dry Loose
01/28 Glide Avalanches Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs
01/29 Storm Slabs Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Storm Slabs
01/30 Wind Slabs Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Storm Slabs
01/31 Wind Slabs Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Persistent Slabs
02/01 Wind Slabs Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs
02/02 Wind Slabs Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs
02/03 Wind Slabs Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs
02/04 Wind Slabs Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs
02/05 Wind Slabs Storm Slabs Wind Slabs Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs
02/06 Wind Slabs Storm Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Persistent Slabs
02/07 Wind Slabs Storm Slabs Wind Slabs Persistent Slabs Persistent Slabs
02/08 Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Storm Slabs Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs
02/09 Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Persistent Slabs Persistent Slabs
02/10 Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Persistent Slabs
02/11 Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Persistent Slabs
02/12 Wind Slabs Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Storm Slabs
02/13 Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Persistent Slabs
02/14 Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Persistent Slabs
02/15 Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Persistent Slabs Persistent Slabs
02/16 Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Storm Slabs Persistent Slabs Persistent Slabs
02/17 Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Storm Slabs
02/18 Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Persistent Slabs Storm Slabs
02/19 Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Storm Slabs
02/20 Wet Slab Wind Slabs Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs Storm Slabs
02/21 Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Persistent Slabs Storm Slabs
02/22 Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Storm Slabs Wind Slabs Deep Persistent Slabs
02/23 Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs
02/24 Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Storm Slabs Wind Slabs Deep Persistent Slabs
02/25 Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Storm Slabs Wind Slabs Deep Persistent Slabs
02/26 Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Deep Persistent Slabs
02/27 Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Deep Persistent Slabs
02/28 Wind Slabs Storm Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs
02/29 Wind Slabs Storm Slabs Normal Caution Wind Slabs Deep Persistent Slabs
03/01 Wind Slabs Storm Slabs Normal Caution Wind Slabs Storm Slabs
03/02 Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs
03/03 Normal Caution Wind Slabs Storm Slabs Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs
03/04 Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Storm Slabs Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs
03/05 Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Storm Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs
03/06 Storm Slabs Wet Loose Storm Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs
03/07 Storm Slabs Wet Loose Storm Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs
03/08 Storm Slabs Wet Loose Storm Slabs Normal Caution Wind Slabs
03/09 Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs
03/10 Wind Slabs Normal Caution Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs
03/11 Wind Slabs Normal Caution Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs
03/12 Storm Slabs Normal Caution Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Persistent Slabs
03/13 Storm Slabs Normal Caution Persistent Slabs Persistent Slabs Persistent Slabs
03/14 Storm Slabs Normal Caution Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Persistent Slabs
03/15 Storm Slabs Wind Slabs Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs Persistent Slabs
03/16 Wind Slabs Storm Slabs Wind Slabs Persistent Slabs Wet Loose
03/17 Wind Slabs Storm Slabs Storm Slabs Wind Slabs Normal Caution
03/18 Persistent Slabs Storm Slabs Wind Slabs Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs
03/19 Wet Loose Storm Slabs Storm Slabs Persistent Slabs Wet Loose
03/20 Wet Loose Storm Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Normal Caution
03/21 Wet Loose Wind Slabs Persistent Slabs Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs
03/22 Wind Slabs Storm Slabs Persistent Slabs Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs
03/23 Wind Slabs Storm Slabs Storm Slabs Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs
03/24 Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Storm Slabs Persistent Slabs Wet Loose
03/25 Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Storm Slabs Storm Slabs Wet Loose
03/26 Wind Slabs Deep Persistent Slabs Storm Slabs Storm Slabs Wet Loose
03/27 Wet Loose Deep Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Normal Caution
03/28 Wet Loose Deep Persistent Slabs Storm Slabs Wind Slabs Normal Caution
03/29 Wind Slabs Deep Persistent Slabs Persistent Slabs Persistent Slabs Normal Caution
03/30 Storm Slabs Deep Persistent Slabs Deep Persistent Slabs Persistent Slabs Normal Caution
03/31 Wind Slabs Deep Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs Persistent Slabs No Rating
04/01 Wind Slabs Deep Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs Persistent Slabs No Rating
04/02 Storm Slabs Deep Persistent Slabs Storm Slabs Persistent Slabs No Rating
04/03 Storm Slabs Wind Slabs Persistent Slabs Persistent Slabs No Rating
04/04 Wind Slabs Wind Slabs Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs No Rating
04/05 Wind Slabs Wet Loose Wind Slabs Wind Slabs No Rating
04/06 Wind Slabs Wet Loose Wind Slabs Wind Slabs No Rating
04/07 Wind Slabs Deep Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs No Rating
04/08 Wet Loose Deep Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs No Rating
04/09 Wind Slabs Storm Slabs Wind Slabs Wind Slabs No Rating
04/10 Storm Slabs Storm Slabs Normal Caution Wind Slabs No Rating
04/11 Storm Slabs Storm Slabs Normal Caution Wind Slabs No Rating
04/12 Storm Slabs Storm Slabs Normal Caution Wind Slabs No Rating
04/13 Persistent Slabs Storm Slabs Normal Caution Storm Slabs No Rating
04/14 Persistent Slabs Wind Slabs Normal Caution Wet Slab No Rating
04/15 No Rating Wet Loose Wind Slabs Wet Slab No Rating
04/16 Wind Slabs Wet Loose Wind Slabs Storm Slabs No Rating
04/17 No RatingNo Rating Normal Caution Spring Conditions No Rating
04/18 Wind Slabs Wet Loose No Rating Spring Conditions Spring Conditions
04/19 No RatingNo Rating Normal Caution No RatingNo Rating
04/20 Wet Loose Deep Persistent Slabs No Rating Spring Conditions No Rating