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Did some field work at the Ripinksy weather station Sunday 4/28, and went on to ski a few laps in the Ripinsky NE bowl near 2600ft. Temperature near +10C. Snow depths around 1.5 - 2m. Top 60-90cm of snow was newly isothermal, with a harder wet layer in the top 30cm that was actively whumphing and collapsing onto softer wet layers below. This whumphing was widespread and a strong indication that another wet slide cycle is imminent as soon as warmer temperatures make it up to higher elevations. A sign of things to come. Be expecting a new wet slide cycle this week as temperatures get hot up high. ... See MoreSee Less

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Are you a purveyor of fresh powder? Join the Community Snow Observation Network, a citizen science campaign that engages backcountry recreationists in collecting snow measurements around the world.

Measuring snow depth takes only a few minutes out of your adventure. The power of community science is that all of us together can make many more measurements than any one person or scientific team. With the Mountain Hub app, you can make snow-depth measurements as you
travel. You’ll become part of a growing community of observers, and get the chance to understand more about the snowpack and its variability in the areas that you frequent.

CSO integrates the snow-depth data into snow models and remote sensing imagery, then shares the results back to the community. Your measurements help scientists improve the accuracy of snow and water models, predict snow conditions and freshwater reservoirs, and
mitigate avalanche danger.
Find out more at communitysnowobs.org.
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4 months ago

Haines Avalanche Center

As the deadline for the PFD comes soon we want to thank ALL of the donors who support the Alaska Avalanche Information Center and make the difference in providing avalanche forecasts and education opportunities across Alaska. Thanks for sharing your PFD to make these services possible! ... See MoreSee Less

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4 months ago

Haines Avalanche Center

Backcountry Skiers, Riders, Snowmachiners: WE NEED YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO A UAS RESEARCH STUDY ABOUT ALASKAN AVALANCHE SAFETY! Take our 5-minute Winter Backcountry Travel Survey bit.ly/2HstAM7 . Please share! #uasoutheast ... See MoreSee Less

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