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It's our third annual Snowball! This year, the 49th State Brewing Co Anchorage will be gracious enough to host us. We will be featuring music by Sassafrass, craft beer, door prizes, raffle drawing, and silent auction. All proceeds to benefit Alaska Avalanche School and Friends of the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center. Come out, have some fun, and win some prizes- all in the honor of avalanche awareness and education! $25- tickets include one free drink before 9pm. Tickets available here.
Turnagain Advisory
Sunday, February 19th 2017
ARCHIVED ADVISORY - Advisories expire after 24 hours.
The avalanche danger is rated CONSIDERABLE due to a thin layer of weak snow 2-4+ feet below the surface. Triggering a slab avalanche breaking in this layer and taking out the top few feet of snow will be likely on slopes steeper than 35 degrees at elevations above 1000'. These slab avalanches may be triggered remotely (from the side, above or below) as well as propagate across entire bowls. Cornice falls are also a concern and will have the potential to trigger a large slab below. If the sun comes out, solar radiation may trigger wet loose sluffs as well as increase the likelihood for triggering a large slab. Below 1,000' the danger is LOW due to snowpack composed of hard crusts. **The avalanche conditions we are dealing with this President's Day Weekend have the potential to be unsurv …
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Summit Weekly Summary
Saturday, February 18th 2017
ARCHIVED ADVISORY - Advisories expire after 24 hours.
Elevated avalanche danger exists today (Saturday) and dangerous avalanche conditions could persist through the week in the Summit Lake Zone. Sunday Feb12th through Feb 14th a warm storm front quickly rolled into the area bringing temperatures up into the mid 30F’s with rain/snow line estimated around ~2100’. A breakable crust was formed to this elevation. Temperatures cooled later in the week along with an additional 9” of snowfall recorded at the Summit Lake SNOTEL. In the alpine a total …
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