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 Avalanche Rescue Workshop, 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 Winter is Coming Boondocker Films 12 &13, Civic Center 7pm.
Above 2,500ft None
1,800 to 2,500ft None
Below 1,800ft None
Degrees of Avalanche Danger ?
Recent Avalanche Activity
An observation of a size 2 slab release was reported over the weekend on the ramp of Meteorite.
Additional Info & Media
While there has been termination dust on the peaks since mid-August, October 6th was the first time it stuck at Thompson Pass. The snowline dropped down and 3-4″ of the white stuff accumulated. October 11-12 added another 3-5″ of snowfall down to 2500′.
This week as skies cleared, a moderate to strong north wind began transporting upper elevation dry snow. Peaks were seen flagging Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct.17-18.
If you are considering getting up into the snow, put your winter brain on. Consider the possibility of triggering a pocket of windslab from below. While coverage is still thin, high gullies could have 2-4′ of snow in them near ridgetops.