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Tue, February 04, 2020

Avalanche triggered by XC-skiers in Anchorage – Kincaid Park Sand Dunes

On Saturday February 1st, a large group of young cross-country skiers triggered an avalanche in Kincaid Park on a slope created by sand dunes. Although several skiers were caught, including one skier who was fully buried and recovered very quickly, everyone is OK. The full report is HERE and can also be found in our avalanche list under 'observations'. This is quite a unique situation and slope. We thank the group involved for sharing the experience so we can all...

Tue, January 21, 2020

Have you ordered your “I Support My Avalanche Center”shirt yet?!

Thanks to the Alpine Assassins for pushing this national campaign to assist avalanche centers across the United States. Shirts are $20, shipping is FREE (even for those of us in Alaska!) and 100% of proceeds go directly to the avalanche center of your choice. CNFAIC is one of those choices - order your's today! They are great gifts and not only help centers like ours, but can help avalanche awareness in general just by wearing them. Find out more and...

Wed, January 15, 2020

Crow Pass Avalanche; non-fatal incident

The final report from the Crow Pass avalanche on Friday, January 10th has been posted to our accidents and near misses page. Thank you to the group for sharing their story and we are very thankful for the positive outcome!

Wed, December 11, 2019

Staff changes at CNFAIC – our best wishes to Heather Thamm and welcome Ryan Van Luit!!

Some of you may have noticed there have been some staffing changes here at the avalanche center: After five wonderful years, the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center is sad to see Heather Thamm move on. During her tenure, she shared her diverse skill set and thoughtful perspective. In addition to her competent forecasting and being a wonderful field partner, Heather grew the center's workplace safety protocol by creating and implementing a formal field day debriefing process. While mentoring an intern, she put...

Tue, November 05, 2019

What? A new website!?

That's right! You may have noticed there's a fresh new look and features on the CNFAIC website. Even more exciting is how easy and mobile friendly it is. We have been working to kick off winter 19/20 with this big web 'revamp' and we're very proud to show it off! What's new? WEATHER STATION MAP! See where each station is located and click for a quick look at the hourly data. WEATHER Page find the popular 'weather station list' for...