2015-16 Season Summary

The Anchorage Avalanche Center concluded its fourth season of providing regular, organized backcountry avalanche information and education programs for Chugach State Park and residents of the greater Anchorage area at the end of April 2016.  During the 2015-16 season we provided 34 advisories (at least once a week, every weekend, from mid December through April, with additional advisories issued as warranted by conditions), 65+ observations, FREE backcountry preparedness and avalanche awareness clinics for at least 100 individuals in the greater Anchorage area, and FREE “Know Before You Go” avalanche education for at least 1,000 middle and high school students in the Anchorage and Matanuska-Susitna Borough School Districts.

We also produced 19 weekly radio snow reports (December-April) aired on eleven stations statewide, and made two pre-recorded and one live television appearance regarding avalanche conditions and education opportunities.