Haines Avalanche Center

Forecast Expired

Above 2,500ftModerate

1,500 to 2,500ftLow

Below 1,500ftLow

Degrees of Avalanche Danger

Avalanche Problems

Problem 1

Wind Slab:

Likelihood:

  • Almost Certain
  • Very Likely
  • Likely
  • Possible
  • Unlikely

Size:

  • Historic
  • Very Large
  • Large
  • Small

Trend

  • Increasing
  • Steady
  • Decreasing

Weather

Light snow will continue off and on Saturday-Sunday, with an additional 1-4" of snow possible. Snow totals will be highest in the Lutak zone, lowest at the Pass. Winds will be light and variable.

   Snow Depth [in] Last 24-hr Snow/SWE [in] Last 3-days Snow/SWE [in]  Today's Freezing Level [ft]  Today's Winds Next 24-hr Snow/SWE
Mount Ripinsky @ treeline
 44" 1" / 0.05  5" / 0.25  0 light, var 2" / 0.10   *
Flower Mountain @ treeline
 42" 0" / 0.00  0" / 0.00  0 light, var 1" / 0.05    *
Chilkat Pass @ 3,100ft
 30" 0" / 0.00  0" / 0.00  0 light, var 0" / 0.00   *

( *star means meteorological estimate )

Additional Information

If you get out riding, please send in an observation!

Do a rescue practice with your partners. Always carry a beacon, shovel, and probe, and KNOW HOW TO USE THEM.

Practice good risk management, which means only expose one person at a time to slopes 30 degrees and steeper, make group communication and unanimous decision making a priority, and choose your terrain wisely: eliminating unnecessary exposure and planning out your safe zones and escape routes.