Feb 17th, 2015    H.Thamm/T.Glassett
Skier triggered avalanches on Tincan on Feb.17     Click for details.
Feb 26th, 2015    Predeger/ Wagner/ May
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Feb 27th, 2015    Fitzgerald
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Apr 14th, 2016   
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Nov 4th, 2016   
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Mark your calendars for Friday November 4th, 2016! We know it's a few months away, but this will be the 4th annual SAAW (Southcentral Alaska Avalanche Workshop). The exciting thing for this year is our afternoon session, which will focus on topics relevant to not only avalanche professionals but recreational backcountry users! And, the afternoon session will be free of charge. Please see our website at
Turnagain Advisory
Tuesday, October 18th 2016
ARCHIVED ADVISORY - Advisories expire after 24 hours.
WINTER HAS ARRIVED!!!!!  ARE YOU READY FOR THE 2016/17 SEASON??? Check out this observation from Turnagain Pass today.  The Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center is gearing up and the snow in October is adding to the excitement. We have just had the second snowfall of the season (the first was in late September) and more is likely on the way. With this is mind, we wanted to remind folks about early season avalanche conditions and encourage you to attend a few upcoming events.  Mark your calendars: Friday, Nov 4th:  Southcentral Alaska Avalanche Workshop - Alaska's regional professional workshop. ***NEW this year, the afternoon session is FREE (12:30-4:30pm) and geared for backcountry travelers!!*** Thursday, Nov 17th:  Friends of the CNFAIC Fall FUNdraiser - Don't mi …
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Summit Weekly Summary
Saturday, April 16th 2016
ARCHIVED ADVISORY - Advisories expire after 24 hours.
We are no longer issuing weekly Summit Lake snowpack summaries for 2015/16; 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 17th and then switching to 5 days a week until our final advisory on April 30th. As always check the nearby weather stations before heading out around Summit L …
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