This page is a joint CNFAIC/HPAC/AAIC program developed to encourage snowpack observations in Hatcher Pass and surrounding areas.
Hatcher Pass Avalanche Center
The mission of the Hatcher Pass Avalanche Center is to provide avalanche information and advisories to assist and educate the general public in avoiding avalanches.
HPAC provides avalanche information and advisories for the Hatcher Pass area in the Talkeetna Mountains of Alaska.
Advisories are available each Saturday of the winter season and more sporadically for avalanche warnings and significant weather and avalanche events. Information contained in these advisories is intended to be used as a tool in conjunction with your personal backcountry hazard evaluation.
The center is 100% volunteer.
When you click on the "donate to HPAC" button, you will notice that you are directed to a PayPal site titled Alaska Avalanche Information Center. Your donations are marked through this system and go directly to HPAC. The Alaska Avalanche Information Center is the 501 c3 umbrella organization which enables HPAC to run as a non-profit business. Thanks for donating!
Staff & Volunteers
Director, Avalanche Specialist