Fri, March 08, 2019

Turnagain Pass 20 years later. Swing by the motorized lot on March 23rd!!

Turnagain Pass 20 years later:
Meet the forecasters, bring your GEAR, bring your questions!

On Saturday, March 23rd from 12-2pm swing by the Turnagain Pass motorized parking lot and meet the CNFAIC avalanche forecasters, bring and test your avalanche rescue gear, ask questions and learn about the history of Turnagain Pass and the avalanche center. We’ll even have a few beacons buried so you can test your skills before heading into the hills!

Twenty years ago, on March 21st, 1999, six snowmachiners lost their lives in a large avalanche on Seattle Ridge in the heart of Turnagain Pass. In the wake of this tragic event, the US Forest Service’s Glacier Ranger Station formed an avalanche information center, which is now the CNFAIC. Please join us in commemorating the lives lost by taking a few minutes to talk avalanche awareness and check that your rescue gear is in order.