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Issued
Fri, October 29th, 2010 - 7:00AM
Expires
Sat, October 30th, 2010 - 7:00AM
Forecaster
CNFAIC Staff
Avalanche risk The Bottom Line

Thanks for all your support at the Bear Tooth Fundraiser, it was a great evening. The snow line crept down to sea level last night as clear skies halted additional precip. this morning. A couple inches of new snow fell at the pass elevation of 1000 ft. Wind distributed additional snow above 1000 ft. Drifting snow could measure up to 10 plus inches while CNFAIC Staff areas remain bare.

Avalanche season is upon us. If you find yourself out rocking (stones not rock staring) your skis or board think winter and potential avalanches. Small wind slabs have taken early season adventures for rides if not worse more than once.

Regular advisories will start November 25th or when we get significant snow.

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Here’s to anCNFAIC Staff fantastic winter, CS

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Fri, October 29th, 2010
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Riding Areas
Updated Sat, November 26th, 2022

Status of riding areas across the Chugach NF is managed by the Glacier and Seward Ranger Districts, not avalanche center staff. Riding area information is posted as a public service to our users and updated based on snow depth and snow density to prevent resource damage at trailhead locations. Riding area questions contact: mailroom_r10_chugach@fs.fed.us

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Scheduled opening Dec 1st per Forest Plan, contingent upon adequate snow depth for forest resource protection.
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