March 26, 2018 Chugach National Forest Glacier District (20 Mile River/Placer River/Turnagain Pass/Johnson Pass) – All Trails Open

Reported by: CNFAIC: Updated 21-Apr-2016

Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center – Latest Avalanche Forecast

Skookum Glacier March 4, 2018
Skookum Glacier #2 March 4, 2018

Current Weather

Forecast from NOAA-NWS for 6 Miles ENE Silvertip AK.
 

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March 26, 2018 – Chugach National Forest Seward District – All Trails Open

Reported by: CNFAIC 24-April-2016

Current CNFAIC Summit Lake Avalanche Report

All trails open – Carter Lake, Lost Lake Trail, Primrose Trail, Moose Pass (Grandview), Resurrection Pass, South Fork Snow River Corridor (Access to Nellie Juan Area), Snug Harbor, Summit Lake

LAST YEARS REPORTS

March 26, 2017  – Unfortunately, Grouse Creek Divide Snotel didn’t report any new snow for the Nellie Juan / Lost Lake area in this past week, the same snowfall that dumped on Placer Valley and Skookum Valley.   New snow forecast to start tomorrow night!  Fingers crossed!  Forecast below.

Link:  NWS Forecast – Lost Lake / Nellie Juan Area

Tonight

  • Tonight: Scattered snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13. North wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Scattered
    Snow Showers

    Low: 13 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Snow showers likely, mainly after 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31. North wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

    Snow Showers
    Likely

    High: 31 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 7. North wind around 5 mph becoming east after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

    Snow Showers
    Likely

    Low: 7 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 50 percent chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 33. East wind around 5 mph.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    High: 33 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 50 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    Low: 14 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 50 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    High: 31 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A chance of snow showers before 10pm, then a chance of snow after 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Chance Snow
    Showers

    Low: 22 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A chance of snow before 4pm, then rain likely, possibly mixed with snow. Cloudy, with a high near 35.

    Chance Snow
    then
    Rain/Snow
    Likely

    High: 35 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Rain and snow likely, becoming all snow after 10pm. Cloudy, with a low around 24.

    Rain/Snow
    Likely then
    Snow Likely

    Low: 24 °F

    Feb 21, 2017 – Nellie Juan Area –  the snow was incredible.  I hear the wind and cold has deteriorated the snow considerably since that time.  Shame.  This was an epic day!

    TRAIL HEAD                    STATUS         COMMENTS

    CARTER LAKE                     OPEN

    LOST LAKE TRAIL              OPEN           AKA FIREHOUSE TRAIL

    PRIMROSE TRAIL               OPEN

    RESURRECTION TRAIL      CLOSED       ALTERNATING SEASONS

    SNUG HARBOR                    OPEN          CAUTION-AVALANCHE FATALITY NEAR VMAX  1/26 – AVALANCHE TERRAIN!  BE CAREFUL AND DONT HIGH-MARK THIS AREA!

    SOUTH FORK SNOW RVR   OPEN         NELLIE JUAN AREA

    SUMMIT LAKE                       OPEN

    FOR THE LATEST AVALANCHE INFORMATION IN THE CHUGACH NATIONAL FOREST, GO TO WWW.CNFAIC.ORG Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center AND VIEW THE TURNAGAIN PASS AND SUMMIT LAKE AVALANCHE ADVISORY AREAS.  SCROLL DOWN TO BOTTOM OF PAGE FOR STATUS OF ALL MOTORIZED TRAIL OPENINGS.

     

     

     

Chugach State Park 09-Dec-2017 Update – All Areas Closed

Reported by: AK State parks (DNR)

Chugach State Park Winter Recreation – Dec. 8th

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LAST YEARS REPORTS

Feb 21, 2017 Attn snowmachiners: The Hillside is now OPEN to snowmachines. Please pay attention to the signs and to the boundaries of where snowmachining is allowed! It’s been a while since we last opened so as a reminder here is the rundown:
ANCHORAGE HILLSIDE, South Fork of Campbell Creek (Powerline Pass)

Area Description: Snowmobilers must follow a designated two mile corridor beginning at Upper Huffman trailhead to access the open area. Beyond a sign posted at the two-mile mark, snowmobilers have access to the entire Powerline Valley. Williwaw Lakes Valley is not open to snowmobiles. Crossing over Ship or Powerline Pass will also result in violation. 11 AAC 20.040 (7)
Fee: $5 parking fee or annual day use pass.
Location: Following the signs from O’Malley Road to the Upper Huffman Trailhead. Trailhead is at the terminus of Sultana drive.
Special Features: Views of Alaska Range, Anchorage. Flat lower valley riding terrain and intermediate to advanced riding up valley.

FYI – This opening is subject to closure at any time depending on the level of snow pack.

Please note:

A $5 day-use fee or 2014 annual parking pass is required at most trailheads throughout the State park. The 2015 parking passes can be
purchased from park offices, park staff, and REI and online at alaskastateparks.org. 2016 passes now available online only!
Four-wheel drive and studded tires and/or chains are strongly recommended at most of the trail-head access points of  the park.
 
Back country users: Chugach State Park is an AVALANCHE HAZARD AREA. Be knowledgeable of the avalanche conditions and be sure and take your avalanche beacons, shovels, and probes and be knowledgeable on their use. BE PREPARED!!! The weather can change quickly and threaten your safety.  Remember hypothermia is a life-threatening condition. Safe traveling can prevent backcountry emergencies and costly searches and rescue. Always let someone know where you’re going and when you plan to return. Know the hazards of the backcountry you’re traveling in. Travel with a companion and carry a pack containing safety gear and emergency provisions.  Be safe and enjoy the park.
 
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