News


Thu, April 06, 2023

How are we doing?

We're looking for your input! We've made some changes to the forecast this year, and we are curious to hear how well it has worked for everybody. Specifically, you may have noticed we started using a new icon, the Problem Rose, to illustrate where a given avalanche problem is most likely to be found. We want to know if you all found this addition helpful. We're also interested in learning how and where people find their avalanche info. There is...

Wed, March 08, 2023

Interpreting Stability Tests

ECTP29? PST 45/100 end? CT13? What does it all mean? For some time now we've been wanting to create a 'cheat sheet' for those unfamiliar, or may want a little reminder, of what the jumble of letters and numbers mean in a lot of the snowpack observations we share. These are codes for snowpit test results and are professional tools that have been developed and standardized by the American Avalanche Association and the US Forest Service Avalanche Centers, along with...

Wed, November 23, 2022

The Avalanche Problem Rose

The problem rose is a new addition to our forecasts this season. Many avalanche centers in the lower 48 have been using this tool for a while now, and we are going to try adding it to our toolbox. Our plan is to try using the rose this season, then reassess at the end of the year and decide how well it worked. *We will need your feedback! Please send comments to staff@chugachavalanche.org. The rose is structured by two main...

Mon, November 14, 2022

Southcentral Avalanche Workshop – Recording Posted!

A big THANK YOU to all the wonderful presenters, sponsors, and volunteers at the 2022 Southcentral Alaska Avalanche Workshop!!   The recordings have been posted at: akavalancheworkshop.org. as well as linked below. Check them out - chances are you may know a presenter or two.    Speaker List: Morning Session – link: MORNING PRESENTATIONS1- Avalanche Transceiver InterferenceDoug Latimer and Ivars Finvers, Alpine Club of Canada Lead Winter Guide 2- Change Your Lenses; Cultivating Intellectual HumilityAmy Pertuz, Silverton Mountain Ski Patrol, Guide,...

Thu, November 03, 2022

November 3rd Update

CONDITIONS SUMMARY - November 3rd, 2022 Early November Update:  And it begins! After a mostly dry October, a cool(ish) storm on November 2nd has brought 12-16 inches of new snow to Turnagain Pass and 12 – 20 inches to the mid and upper elevations in Girdwood Valley. At sea level, there was generally a rain snow/mix. Prior to this, 2-6 inches of snow fell on October 26th that was just enough to whiten the mountains. Temperatures stayed cool enough for that snow to mostly...