Are you a purveyor of fresh powder? Join the Community Snow Observation Network, a citizen science campaign that engages backcountry recreationists in collecting snow measurements around the world.
Measuring snow depth takes only a few minutes out of your adventure. The power of community science is that all of us together can make many more measurements than any one person or scientific team. With the Mountain Hub app, you can make snow-depth measurements as you travel. You’ll become part of a growing community of observers, and get the chance to understand more about the snowpack and its variability in the areas that you frequent.
CSO integrates the snow-depth data into snow models and remote sensing imagery, then shares the results back to the community. Your measurements help scientists improve the accuracy of snow and water models, predict snow conditions and freshwater reservoirs, and mitigate avalanche danger. Find out more at communitysnowobs.org. ... See MoreSee Less
As the deadline for the PFD comes soon we want to thank ALL of the donors who support the Alaska Avalanche Information Center and make the difference in providing avalanche forecasts and education opportunities across Alaska. Thanks for sharing your PFD to make these services possible! ... See MoreSee Less
We have completed the accident report for the Mumford's 3-13 slide. Hopefully this can be a valuable resource for all of us, to help understand our local snowpack, terrain, weather, and human factors, and to help prevent future accidents. alaskasnow.org/haines-hac/haines-accidents/... See MoreSee Less
Were you involved in an avalanche in the backcountry near Haines? Share your story. We can all learn from case studies. All information will remain anonymous. 2018/2019 Season: March 13th, 2019 - Mumford's (single fatality) 2015/2016 Season:April 20th, 2016 - Chilkat Pass, Mineral Mountain area (sin...