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Any recent info for the avy conditions? I will be out there with a big group this coming weekend. ... See MoreSee Less

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Haines Avalanche Information Center shared Lindsay Johnson's event. ... See MoreSee Less

Koot to Kat Alpine Adventure Race

March 5, 2017, 8:00am - March 5, 2017, 4:00pm

Haines' first annual alpine adventure race begins at 6 mile Lutak Road and finishes at Harriet Hall (Southeast Alaska State Fairgrounds) by way of Mt. Ripinski summit (weather permitting; alternate route announced at the start). $20 per team entry fee supports Haines Huts Takshanuk alpine hut project and gets you a Haines Winter Fest neck gaiter, an original Hemlock Lines map and Eligibility for glory & prizes Part of the three day 2017 Haines Winter Fest www.visithaines.com/blog/2017-haines-winter-fest Sunday, March 5: 7 a.m. shuttle from Fairgrounds to start 7:15 a.m. registration opens at start 8 a.m. start! Finish at Harriet Hall: write your time on the clipboard by the chili cookoff table Enjoy the Winter Games! 4 p.m. Awards potluck at Fairweather Ski Works shop (Fairgrounds) Rules: Teams of at least two No motors allowed on route, but any other mode goes Each participant must carry an avalanche beacon, shovel, probe Each team must carry a communication device & gps (cell phone ok) Start and end with the same gear (no stashing) Crampons or ice grippers recommended! Pre-registration at Telluride Mountain Film Festival Friday, March 3 in Harriet Hall or by emailing fairweatherskiworks@gmail.com Prizes and support from Haines Convention and Visitor's Bureau, Southeast Alaska State Fair, Fairweather Ski Works, Haines Rafting Company, Alaska Sport Shop, SEABA, Sockeye Cycle, Haines Brewing Company, Sarah J's Espresso Shoppe, The Babbling Book, Foundroot, Body IQ, Mountain Market, Port Chilkoot Distillery, Alaska Mountain Guides

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Widespread natural slides today, D1 and D2 on wind loaded northeast aspects. Crowns mostly 30-40cm deep. We did find this 180cm deep shooting crack on a 23 degree NE aspect. A good reminder that occasional patches of deeply buried surface hoar exist around treeline. Use extra caution out there! Lots of deep whumphing. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thursday night will bring the beginning of a major weather pattern change. Get out and enjoy the snow this weekend, because next week is looking very warm and rainy with snow levels up to 4000-5000ft.

The good news is, it’s going to dump this weekend. Light snow starts Friday morning, with 4-12″ likely by Saturday morning. The main event comes in Saturday-Saturday night, when an additional 12-24″ may fall. The path of the Low is a little uncertain right now, but current indications are that snow levels will stay at sea level for the majority of the event, and only rise briefly on Sunday. Think snow!!!

(photo below is 10-day precip estimate Feb 8-18th. Expecting 6-12" of precip. over the mountains and unusually high freezing levels)
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Yukon MIN to WIN GRAND PRIZE!
The Yukon Avalanche Association will be giving away a pair of G3 Genuine Guide Gear backcountry skis or splitboard to one lucky Yukon region MIN poster (this includes the White Pass and Haines Pass regions).
All you have to do is report your snow and/or avalanche observations to the MIN after a day of skiing / sledding / riding.
(Grand Prize is not necessarily the skis in the photo. Dog not included in Grand Prize 🙂
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Yukon MIN to WIN GRAND PRIZE! The Yukon Avalanche Association will be giving away a pair of G3 Genuine Guide Gear backcountry skis or splitboard to one lucky Yukon region MIN poster (this includes the White Pass and Haines Pass regions). All you have to do is report your snow and/or avalanche observations to the MIN after a day of skiing / sledding / riding. (Grand Prize is not necessarily the skis in the photo. Dog not included in Grand Prize 🙂

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