Early Winter 2017

Issued: Mon, Oct 09, 2017 at 12PM

Expires: Tue, Oct 10, 2017

Early winter 2017-18. Daily forecasts will begin when conditions warrant in mid-November.
Until then, get your brain in gear for winter:

  • change the batteries in your transceiver
  • refresh your avalanche skills- November 18 Companion Rescue Practice, Valdez Civic Center 10am-2pm
  • bookmark this forecast page
  • get your riding buddies stoked to wax their skis, change their sled oil, and/or buy that floatpack they’ve been needing
  • mark the date for the first of the season VAC social events – November 17 Boondocker Film Showing, Civic Center 7pm

Above 2,500ft None

1,800 to 2,500ft None

Below 1,800ft None

Degrees of Avalanche Danger ?

1. Low
2. Moderate
3. Considerable
4. High
5. Extreme

Avalanche Danger Rose ?

Avalanche Problems ?

Problem Details

Recent Avalanche Activity

An observation of a size 2 slab release was reported over the weekend on the ramp of Meteorite.

Recent Weather

Additional Info & Media

Kyle Sobek photo. 1st snow at Thompson Pass. 2017-18

While there has been termination dust on the peaks since mid-August, October 6th was the first time it stuck. The snowline dropped down to Thompson Pass, with 3-4″ of the white stuff.

With more snow in the forecast for next weekend, rock skis aren’t too far out.

Posted in Continental Forecasts, Intermountain Forecasts, Maritime Forecasts, VAC Forecasts.
Sarah Carter

Forecaster: Sarah Carter