Valdez Ski Report April 26, 2015

Nice week coming up with a trace of snow in the forecast and cool temps at mountain level and scattered clouds. Stability remains GOOD, with typical springtime sluffing. iPowder remain “wornout” on north aspects and corn could develop around noon each day on southerly aspects dependent on sun angles and such. Snowpack remains deep above 3000′ and hope to get […]

Read more

Airbags 2015 – What to do?

Throughout my backcountry ski life, a number of devices have come along that obviously one should have when traveling in avalanche terrain.  From an earplug as an audio finder attached to a $60 Ramer Beacon in the early 80’s, to the digital age beacons that include a whiz-bang list of features for various applications, the problem of avalanche survivability remains […]

Read more

Valdez Ski Report – March 25, 2015 2000AKT

Another classic Chugach day in Thompson Pass with skinners finding plenty of powder happiness in isolation mainly on shaded north aspect beyond Little Odessey.  Some wind crust and sun crust softened up later in the day. AVALANCHE – Very little is any natural activity and old debris piles are aging nicely and long with stouter slabs all bonded to lower […]

Read more
1 2 3 4 5 7