12.6.18 SnowRider Report

Hey Snow Lovers, here’s your weekly snow report from the Alaska Avalanche Information Center thanks to support from AARP Alaska and Country Legends.

This weeks’ storm cycle brought lots of new snow to the alpine throughout the state. Natural and human triggered avalanches have been observed in both Thompson Pass and the Eastern Alaska Range. 

Official forecasting has not begun in these areas, however it’s wise to assume that avalanche danger is considerable-to-high. Exercise extreme caution in terrain choice and stick with conservative decision making practices. 

Hatcher Pass and the Turnagain Arm regions are both reporting moderate to considerable avalanche danger. These advisories highlight the concern of wind slabs from the recent storm cycle and persistent weak layers in the snowpack.

With more new snow on the way it’s a good time to consider exploring the low angle terrain Alaska has to offer. 

The AAIC will host a special full-day rider’s workshop on December 15th at Eureka Lodge with Iron Dog champion Chris Olds. Space is limited. Check under the “Learn” tab at Alaska Snow dot org to reserve your spot. 

Wherever you decide to play in the snow remember, tell someone where you’re going and when you’ll be back and always check Alaska Snow dot org for the latest conditions. 

That’s it for this week. Get outdoors, enjoy Alaska, and THINK SNOW!


Posted in Snow Reports.

Debra McGhan