ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) — The U.S. Forest Service and Chugach National Forest Avalanche Center are warning outdoor explorers of 'considerable' avalanche danger through the weekend after a large snowfall on an unstable base.
Turnagain Pass, the Kenai and Western Chugach Mountains, and in and around Eastern Turnagain Arm are among the areas included in the warning, according to a release from the Forest Service.
The warning is in effect from 6 a.m. Saturday morning to 6 p.m. Sunday night.
"Despite improving weather, human triggered large avalanches will remain likely on slopes steeper than 30 degrees at elevations above 1,500,’" the release says.
Anyone traversing those areas is recommended to stick to terrain that's flat or less than 30 degrees in steepness, to carefully evaluate snowpack conditions before venturing forward, using caution finding routes, and using conservative decision making skills.
You can find the latest avalanche conditions and nearest avalanche centers at avalanche.org.