Summit & Central Kenai Mtns Archives

Date Problem #1 Problem #2 The Bottom Line
Fri, April 26th, 2024
Spring Conditions
Spring Conditions
CNFAC is no longer issuing Weekend Avalanche Outlooks for the Summit Lake & Central Kenai area. Although the forecast season has finished, the avalanche season has not  – please see below [Read More]
Fri, April 19th, 2024
Wet Loose
Wet Loose
Wind Slabs
Wind Slabs
Weekend Avalanche Outlook Saturday, April 20 – Sunday, April 21 Bottom Line: With warm temperatures, some clearing skies during the day and clouds overnight, we are expecting the chances for wet [Read More]
Fri, April 12th, 2024
Wet Loose
Wet Loose
Weekend Avalanche Outlook Saturday, April 13 – Sunday, April 14 Bottom Line: This weekend looks to have partly sunny skies with light winds that could make wet loose avalanches possible [Read More]
Fri, April 5th, 2024
Wind Slabs
Wind Slabs
Weekend Avalanche Outlook Saturday, April 6 – Sunday, April 7 Bottom Line:  This weekend looks to be filled with mostly cloudy skies, breezy ridgetop winds, and possibly a couple inches [Read More]
Fri, March 29th, 2024
Wind Slabs
Wind Slabs
Weekend Avalanche Outlook Saturday, March 30 – Sunday, March 31 Bottom Line: A storm bringing up to 8″ new snow and strong winds are forecast through Sunday evening. Expect wind [Read More]
Fri, March 22nd, 2024
Wind Slabs
Wind Slabs
Persistent Slabs
Persistent Slabs
Weekend Avalanche Outlook Saturday, March 23 – Sunday, March 24 Bottom Line: There are a few small storms passing through the Kenai Peninsula this weekend bringing mostly wind a possibly [Read More]
Fri, March 15th, 2024
Wind Slabs
Wind Slabs
Persistent Slabs
Persistent Slabs
Weekend Avalanche Outlook Saturday, March 16 – Sunday, March 17 Bottom Line: A storm this weekend will be creating fresh wind slabs 1-1.5′ deep that will be easy for a [Read More]
Fri, March 8th, 2024
Persistent Slabs
Persistent Slabs
Wind Slabs
Wind Slabs
Weekend Avalanche Outlook Saturday, March 9 – Sunday, March 10 Bottom Line: This weekend will be one to pay attention to changing weather and the different avalanche conditions that could [Read More]
Fri, March 1st, 2024
Wind Slabs
Wind Slabs
Persistent Slabs
Persistent Slabs
Weekend Avalanche Outlook Saturday, March 2 – Sunday, March 3 Bottom Line: Lingering wind slabs 1 to 2′ deep that formed this week could be triggered on steep wind loaded [Read More]
Fri, February 23rd, 2024
Wind Slabs
Wind Slabs
Persistent Slabs
Persistent Slabs
Weekend Avalanche Outlook Saturday, Feb. 24 – Sunday, Feb. 25 Bottom Line: Strong winds starting Saturday afternoon will transport new snow into wind slabs 1 to 2′ deep that will [Read More]
Fri, February 16th, 2024
Persistent Slabs
Persistent Slabs
Wind Slabs
Wind Slabs
Weekend Avalanche Outlook Saturday, Feb. 17 – Sunday, Feb. 18 Bottom Line: Dangerous avalanche conditions exist in Summit Lake due to strong winds over the last 4 days and a buried [Read More]
Fri, February 9th, 2024
Wind Slabs
Wind Slabs
Persistent Slabs
Persistent Slabs
Weekend Avalanche Outlook Saturday, Feb. 10 – Sunday, Feb. 11 Bottom Line: A storm impacting Summit will produce strong winds and up to 6″ of new snow making it likely [Read More]
Sat, February 3rd, 2024
Wind Slabs
Wind Slabs
Glide Avalanches
Glide Avalanches
Weekend Avalanche Outlook Saturday, Feb. 3 – Sunday, Feb. 4 Bottom Line: Strong winds and light snow from earlier this week have buried a weak layer of snow that may [Read More]
Fri, January 26th, 2024
Glide Avalanches
Glide Avalanches
Weekend Avalanche Outlook Saturday, Jan. 27 – Sunday, Jan. 28 Frigidly cold temperatures are forecast over the weekend, and although triggering an avalanche is unlikely, glide avalanches are still our [Read More]
Fri, January 19th, 2024
Glide Avalanches
Glide Avalanches
Weekend Avalanche Outlook Saturday, Jan. 20 – Sunday, Jan. 21 Bottom Line: A sunny yet chilly weekend is forecast and although triggering an avalanche is unlikely, there are naturally occurring [Read More]
Fri, January 12th, 2024
Wind Slabs
Wind Slabs
Glide Avalanches
Glide Avalanches
Weekend Avalanche Outlook Saturday, Jan. 13 – Sunday, Jan. 14 Bottom Line: Strong easterly winds will increase the likelihood of triggering an avalanche 1-2′ deep where snow has been blown [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: With stormy weather forecasted to bring strong east winds and 6-10” of new snow by Sunday evening, wind [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: With strong east winds and a few inches of new snow forecast this weekend, wind slab avalanches will be [Read More]
Fri, December 22nd, 2023
Storm Slabs
Storm Slabs
Persistent Slabs
Persistent Slabs
Weekend Avalanche Outlook Saturday, Dec. 23 – Sunday, Dec. 24 With 10-20” of new snow expected this weekend, avalanches failing within new and windblown snow will be our main concern. [Read More]
Fri, December 15th, 2023
Wind Slabs
Wind Slabs
Persistent Slabs
Persistent Slabs
Weekend Avalanche Outlook Saturday, Dec. 16  – Sunday, Dec. 17 With over 14” of low density snow covering the mountains and wind on the way this weekend, wind slab avalanches [Read More]
Fri, December 8th, 2023
Wind Slabs
Wind Slabs
Persistent Slabs
Persistent Slabs
Weekend Avalanche Outlook Saturday, Dec. 9 – Sunday, Dec. 10 Wind slab avalanches are our main concern for the weekend. A gusty storm on Thursday night brought 6” of new [Read More]
Fri, December 1st, 2023
Wind Slabs
Wind Slabs
Persistent Slabs
Persistent Slabs
Weekend Avalanche Outlook Saturday, Dec. 2- Sunday, Dec. 3 Welcome to the first Weekend Outlook for the Summit Lake Zone of the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Center for the 2023-24 [Read More]
Thu, November 16th, 2023
We will be posting weekly conditions reports for the Summit / Central Kenai Mountains on this page.  Check back soon for updates! Last spring the Chugach National Forest’s Seward Ranger [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