Intermountain Zone Forecast

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.

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