|1547740800January 17, 2019 4:00pm||Hatcher Pass - Mill Run, Above Independence Mine||Skinned up to the Mill Run from Independence Mine to dig a full profile snow pit. While old tracks were filled in during the wind event last weekend, surface conditions on the Mill Run above Independe …|
|1547733600January 17, 2019 2:00pm||Hatcher Pass - Hatch Peak, North Face...just above $1000 Run||Toured up $1000 Run beneath north face of Hatch Peak to overlook of April Basin. Snow surface was supportable crust with no dust for most part. Wind affected surface.|
|1547647200January 16, 2019 2:00pm||Hatcher Pass - Indep. Mine to Dylan´s Molar to Rae Wallace||IMB > Dylan´s Molar> Rae Wallace > IMB
Previous heavy wind scouring to the ground on exposed features and ridgelines above 3000'.
Widespread breakable crust.
Non-breakable, supportable wi …|
|1547572080January 15, 2019 5:08pm||Hatcher Pass - Independence Mine, Gold Cord Lake||Anonymous||Left Mine parking lot and skin direct route to Gold Cord Lake following existing skin Tracks. Once at lake skinned across to North side of lake to sample area.|
|1547553600January 15, 2019 12:00pm||Hatcher Pass - Upper Willow Creek||Snowmachined over to Upper Willow Creek to dig on leeward aspects. Dug several pits between 4000’ and 4275’ on W, N, and NNE aspects.|
|1547478000January 14, 2019 3:00pm||Hatcher Pass - Reed Lakes Trailhead and Archangel Creek Bridge||Toured from Archangel lot to the Reed Lakes Trailhead and back.|
|1547467200January 14, 2019 12:00pm||Hatcher Pass - April Bowl / Upper Willow Creek||Snowmachined up to Hatcher Pass, "toured" (walked) up Bennet's Ridge, circled around the ridge of April Bowl from east to west, poked around in the snow on the N aspect a bit, skied N aspect back to s …|
|1547250420January 11, 2019 11:47pm||Hatcher Pass - Womens Run||Fishhook Lot to x4068 to Women's Run. Descended and ascended Women's Run, descended Women's Run to SE to Sheetawk. Quick ride over to Willow side for conditions check.
Limited cracking, no whumphio …|
|1547132400January 10, 2019 3:00pm||Hatcher Pass - April Bowl||Snowmachined up to Hatcher Pass, skinned up Bennett's Ridge, skied several laps in April Bowl. The W to N aspects of Peak 4068, S to SE aspects of Hatch Peak, S to SE aspects of Bullion Mountain, and …|
|1546959600January 8, 2019 3:00pm||Hatcher Pass - Gold Cord Peak||Toured up the south ridge of Gold Cord Peak to look for buried surface hoar and compare depths on windward and leeward aspects. No signs of instability observed. Recycled powder ski quality is extreme …|
|1546869600January 7, 2019 2:00pm||Hatcher Pass - Friendship Pass||Toured up to Cross Hill towards Gold Chord Peak, noticed D1 and D2 slab avalanches that looked to have occurred some time after the New Year's storm on a SE aspect just NE of Birthday Pass (pictured b …|
|1546786800January 6, 2019 3:00pm||Hatcher Pass - Microdot||Toured up to 4500' on Microdot and skied the Nosebleeds.|
|1546696800January 5, 2019 2:00pm||Hatcher Pass - Rae Wallace Chutes||Skinned up standard Marmot uptrack and then back along the ridge to get to the Rae Wallace Chutes. Conditions seemed super stable on my way over, and everything in the shade (the chutes) skied great, …|
|1546623780January 4, 2019 5:43pm||Hatcher Pass - Microdot||Alaska Avalanche school level 1 toured up to lower microdot for snow pit day. we saw skiers on eldorado bowl, Marmot and microdot skiing steep slopes without incident. Ski quality was high, but snow f …|
|1546524000January 3, 2019 2:00pm||Hatcher Pass - Road Obs||Snowmachined (as state parks employee) from Independence Mine down to Fishhook Lot to put in the trail corridor and drove down to Archangel trailhead to look for recent avalanches after the New Years' …|
|1546189860December 30, 2018 5:11pm||Hatcher Pass - Independence mine area||Three groups traveled to Cross Hill, Independence Mine, and below Eldorado Bowl|
|1546024198December 28, 2018 7:09pm||Hatcher Pass - Hatch Peak, Sunnyside of Hatch||Yes||Fishhook Lot to Hatch Peak. Skied Sunnyside of Hatch, skinned back up, skied SE off Hatch Common. Triggered REMOTE avalanche.
Many areas at mid elevation lack a significant slab. The snowpack is ge …|
|1545595200December 23, 2018 8:00pm||Hatcher Pass - Marmot SE, Corporate||Yes||Ascended South ridge of Marmot from Fishhhook Lot, descended Corporate, SE ridge of Marmot.
Other skiers we spoke with on Skyscraper, Microdot and Stairstep did not report any avalanches.|
|1545591240December 23, 2018 6:54pm||Hatcher Pass - Toilet Bowl||
The lower bench on Toilet Bowl has really good snow and sun in the morning.
|1545570000December 23, 2018 1:00pm||Hatcher Pass - Stairstep||Jostled for a parking spot at the bottom of the road run. Ascended Stairstep to 3900'. River crossing was easy thanks to skin track pioneer and HPAC Advisory Board member extraordinaire Andy Dennis.|
|1545570000December 23, 2018 1:00pm||Hatcher Pass - Ray Wallace Bowl, Microdot||Toured from PL at end of road at IMSP up into Ray Wallace Bowl and midway up the S. face of Microdot to 4167ft. Skiers making runs on steep slopes of Eldorado Bowl.|
|1545476400December 22, 2018 11:00||Hatcher Pass - Frostbite||Yes||Above tree line experienced whipping wind loading. At approximately 3000 wind slab breaking and propergate approximately 10 15 yard around and slide on accent.|
|1545228000December 19, 2018 2:00pm||Hatcher Pass - Road Obs||Fresh natural avalanches observed that likely occurred overnight on Microdot in the Nosebleeds on a NW aspect and Marmot SW to W aspects. Wide-spread wind effect above 3500'. Snow is more stripped on …|
|1545130800December 18, 2018 11:00||Hatcher Pass - $1000 Run / April Bowl||Toured up $1000 to look for natural avalanche activity and check out general conditions.|
|1545048000December 17, 2018 12:00pm||Hatcher Pass - Cross Hill||Toured from Independence Mine parking lot to the base of Cross Hill. When we arrived at the base of Cross Hill, I experienced the loudest Whumph I have heard to this point. We dug a pit and the result …|