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DOT Aviation Program receives national innovation award

Earlier this month the Alaska Department of Transportation (DOT) and Public Facilities’ Aviation Program received the highly coveted Most Innovative State Program Award by...

Copper River Highway avalanche hazard expected to remain elevated this week

We received 3 inches of water Friday and Saturday, with the freezing line above our local peaks. Expect another 3 inches of water tonight into Tuesday. The avalanche hazard will probably remain elevated through Tuesday.

Prepare ahead to travel in national forests

U.S. Forest Service officials are reminding those pursuing recreational activities in Alaska’s national forests to be prepared when venturing out for snowshoeing, skiing, stargazing and aurora chasing.

Copper River Highway avalanche hazard moderate and increasing

A dramatic change in weather has begun. Models suggest 2 inches of water Sunday and Monday. Precipitation has started as snow down to sea level, but the freezing level looks to climb to 2,000 feet Monday. This should translate into 20 inches of snow in the upper mountains and a bunch of slop at sea level.

Avalanche hazard remains at moderate with new overnight snowfall

Natural avalanche activity may occur during the heat of the storm, though activity is unlikely to affect the highway. Precipitation looks to slow down Friday morning and taper through the day. Backcountry users should use extra caution through Friday while the snow pack adjusts.

Avalanche hazard remains moderate, but should decrease through Thursday

Copper River Highway avalanche hazard remains at moderate, but could decrease as the week continues, Alaska Avalanche Information Center reports. A large storm brought heavy precipitation Sunday evening through Monday.

Avalanche season is over but still use caution

Avalanche season on the Copper River Highway is officially over, but the Alaska Avalanche Information Center is warning travelers to continue to use caution around cornices, glide cracks and steep unsupported slopes.

Heli skiers caught in avalanche suffer minor injuries

Points North Heli-Adventures grounded flights this week after a group of five heli skiers were caught in an avalanche and sustained minor, non-life-threatening injuries.According...

Avalanche Forecast: Jan. 21

10 p.m. Tuesday, January 21, 2019 COPPER RIVER HIGHWAY AVALANCHE HAZARD Current: LOWOutlook: The hazard will increase Wednesday.  BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE HAZARD Above Tree Line: MODERATE Use caution around...

Mountain travel website upgraded

Major upgrades on weather conditions have been made to the Alaska Avalanche Information Center’s website, alaskasnow.org, thanks to a $20,000 grant from the Rasmuson...
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