Early season instabilities exist: wind slab and storm snow buried Nov.21 surface hoar. Recognize avalanche terrain and make a riding plan that avoids new slab built by northeast wind.
Regular weekend forecasts (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) will begin in December. In the meantime, remember to renew your Valdez Avalanche Center membership and share your observations.
Above 2,500ft None
1,800 to 2,500ft None
Below 1,800ft None
Degrees of Avalanche Danger ?
November 21 Valdez received 1/4″ water, then Nov.25, another 3/4″ fell as rain/snow mix down low. This new storm snow may be sitting on surface hoar that formed last week (pre-Thanksgiving.)
Recent Avalanche Activity
Northeast wind transporting Nov.24 snow.