Tue, October 17, 2023

Snow Stories – Oct 26th Bear Tooth Theater – still tickets available!

Tickets are going fast for the 5th annual Snow Stories fundraiser at the Bear Tooth Theater on October 26! This year we'll have stories from mountain guide and local author Joe Stock, forecaster John Sykes, and ski-every-month-er Heather Johnson, plus forecast center director Wendy Wagner will say a few words on stage. Anticipate a wild evening of lessons learned, adventure, and camaraderie—expect to laugh, cry and learn something new. All proceeds made from ticket sales go to the Friends of the Chugach Avalanche...

Tue, October 10, 2023

2023 – 2024 Avalanche Education Scholarships

Several Avalanche Education Scholarships are available for the 2023/24 winter season.  These scholarships are through endowments in the memory of Amy Downing (scholarships for women) and Rob Hammel (a recreation and professional scholarship) along with eight additional scholarships in partnership with the Alaska Avalanche School. Applications for the Amy Downing and Rob  Hammel scholarships are now open and will be awarded December 5th.  The Friends of Chugach Avalanche Center/Alaska Avalanche School Scholarships will open October 25th online and will be evaluated on a...

Wed, August 09, 2023

Avalanche Specialist for the Anchorage area – Apply by Aug 25!

Exciting news! A new avalanche specialist position has just been created for the Anchorage area mountains. This is a combined effort by the Chugach State Park and Friends of the Chugach Avalanche Center. For more information and to apply: Chugach State Park Avalanche Specialist / Professional Observer  

Fri, April 21, 2023

The Avalanche Center is HIRING!

Big changes are on the horizon for the Chugach NF Avalanche Center. Up to two new avalanche specialists are being hired to assist with avalanche forecasting and outreach for the Kenai Peninsula as well as one avalanche specialist/professional observer to be hired for the Anchorage Front Range (Chugach State Park). Exciting news! The Seward Ranger District has pushed hard to have two new forecasters added to the Chugach NF Avalanche Center staff. The goal is to better cover high use...

Thu, April 06, 2023

How are we doing?

We're looking for your input! We've made some changes to the forecast this year, and we are curious to hear how well it has worked for everybody. Specifically, you may have noticed we started using a new icon, the Problem Rose, to illustrate where a given avalanche problem is most likely to be found. We want to know if you all found this addition helpful. We're also interested in learning how and where people find their avalanche info. There is...