Wed, January 12, 2022
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
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
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
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!
Wed, December 01, 2021
Avalanche education is critical for backcountry travel. Scholarships are available. The application deadline has been extended to December 15. See more details on the scholarships page and apply.