Forecast as of 2018-11-26 at 08:00 am and expires on 2018-11-27

Above 3,000ftNone

1,500 to 3,000ftNone

Below 1,500ftNone

Degrees of Avalanche Danger

Avalanche Problems

Problem Details

November 21 Valdez received 1/4" water, then Nov.25, another 3/4" fell as rain/snow mix down low. This new storm snow may be sitting on surface hoar that formed last week (pre-Thanksgiving.)

Avalanche Activity

Human triggered storm slab avalanche activity reported over the Thanksgiving weekend:


Northeast wind transporting Nov.24 snow.


Early season instabilities exist: wind slab and storm snow buried Nov.21 surface hoar. Recognize avalanche terrain and make a riding plan that avoids new slab built by northeast wind. Regular weekend forecasts (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) will begin in December. In the meantime, remember to renew your Valdez Avalanche Center membership and share your observations.