Nov 20th, 2016    Public Observer
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Nov 21st, 2016    Heather Thamm
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Mark your calendars for Friday November 3rd, 2017! This will be the 5th annual 'SAAW' (Southcentral Alaska Avalanche Workshop) and we have a great line-up scheduled. Check back in late August for additional details.
Turnagain Advisory
Tuesday, October 17th 2017
ARCHIVED ADVISORY - Advisories expire after 24 hours.
Thanks to stormy weather during the first week of October, followed by another quick storm on Friday the 13th (of October), a dusting of snow sits above 2,500' in the mountains near Turnagain Pass, Girdwood and on the Kenai. Although we've had a few folks report finding enough snow to ski/snowboard at the high elevations on glaciers, it has been Hatcher Pass with the most snow and subsequently, the most popular location last weekend. For those headed that way, check out HPAC's facebook page for early season reports. Early season folks:  Please send us your reports so we can post them on our observation page! Simply click 'submit observation' under the Observation tab above. This is a huge benefit for the community and our forecasters. Remember, early season avalanches happen. A very shal …
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Summit Weekly Summary
Saturday, April 15th 2017
ARCHIVED ADVISORY - Advisories expire after 24 hours.
We are no longer issuing weekly Summit Lake snowpack summaries for 2016/17; however, this does not mean that the avalanche season has ended - see below for some SPRINGTIME TIPS to review. Keep tabs on the Turnagain Pass advisory page as well as the Summit Lake area observations. We will be posting daily Turnagain advisories until April 16th and then switching to 4 days a week until our final advisory on April 29th. We will continue to post observations as long as you keep sending them in! L …
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