Sat, February 05, 2022

Forecaster Chat with the AK RCC – Recording is up!

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 and a discussion how to be better prepared to manage a backcountry accident. Topics: Overview of the RCC. Mission, Assets, Area of operation. Moving parts...

Wed, January 12, 2022

Forecaster Chat with Pascal Haegeli – Recording Posted!

The recording for our 1st Forecaster Chat of 2022 is up! Check it out below. Chugach NF Avalanche Center forecaster John Sykes will be interviewing renowned avalanche scientist Pascal Haegeli on how public avalanche forecasting products are seen and used by backcountry recreationalists. This event is catered to all user levels, from novice to professional, and all modes of backcountry travel. Please join us and chime in with your thoughts during the Q & A session following the interview! Recording:...

Sun, December 26, 2021

ARE YOU BEEPING? Turnagain Pass signs are up!

As of late December, 2021 both of the Turnagain Pass 'Are You Beeping' signs, funded through a ConocoPhillips grant, have been installed. Yay!! One is just outside the motorized parking lot and the other is just outside the Tincan parking lot. These signs are solar powered and operate an automated avalanche beacon checker. Check out the videos to see how they work. Over the past couple years, there have been several public requests to bring this popular backcountry sign to...

Wed, December 22, 2021

Become a Friends Member today and get a chance to win!!

Check it out - a chance to win a free airbag pack, skis, or a heli day with CPG by becoming a member of the F-CAC during the holidays!   To show appreciation for our current members and individuals that become members by January 10th, we will have a drawing for the following items: -Armada Tracer 108 skis, 172cm length, from Ski AK -Women’s 30L Osprey Sopris Pro Avy Airbag pack from Alaska Mountaineering and Hiking (AMH) -Friends of the Chugach Avalanche...

Mon, December 13, 2021

NEW- Kenai Peninsula Winter Recreation Map

Ever wondered where exactly certain winter use boundaries lie on the Kenai? For example, where are the lines between the motorized and non-motorized zones? Check it out! The Chugach National Forest has just come out with a great tool for winter recreationalists. It's all free, you simply use the Avenza app and download the map! See the Chugach National Forest's official site HERE. You can even download specific areas. Example of zoomed in map. Pretty slick!