January 15, 2016


Eagle River – South Fork

Red Flags:

None observed


Mostly sunny with temps in the teens to mid 20s and generally calm wind with a light south breeze at times.

Surface conditions:

~3″ dry, fluffy snow from Tuesday and Wednesday at trailhead elevation.  Up to 2+’ dry, soft snow upper elevation leeward terrain.  Low-medium volume sluffing steep northerly terrain.  Snow from Tuesday-Wednesday faceting rapidly with surface hoar growth.


Quick pit at 4125′, N aspect (18*), 37* slope, 85cm HS, ECTX:

HV1pit1:15:16First known Chugach State Park avalanche fatality of 2016 (RIP Moose):CSPmooseavfatal1:15:16


Arctic Valley