Observation: Chugach State Park

Location: Arctic Valley

Route & General Observations

Quick afternoon tour to one of the southerly facing slopes across from the ski area.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
Please provide details to help us determine the weather and snowpack during the time this observation took place.

Overcast, snowing with calm winds when we left the car, 30F. Over the course of our tour winds picked up to light out of the Southwest, and temps had warmed to 36F at the car when we returned. Freezing drizzle on the drive out.

Snow surface

4-6 inches of light density moist snow that was able to make a snowball.


No formal tests, punchy in places, wind board under the new snow in other places.