Observation: Chugach State Park

Location: Peak 2, Entire face

Route & General Observations

Went skiing this morning with a small group. Whumpfing under my skis in the center of the Peak 2 gully was alarming, I checked the top of the snowpack and it was about a 4-6” slab with soft snow underneath. I didn’t go all the way up, as most of the snow was like that on the face of Peak 2. As I came down, some of my first turns triggered a 10 foot shooting crack where a 5” thick slab let loose from the slope, but only traveled a few inches. I skied down the rest of the way with no issues. The slope angle of the face on Peak 2 is around 35-40 degrees so I’d head caution traveling in and around that face.