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Skier digs head out of snow after Alaska avalanche

...afternoon. The slide traveled down about a thousand feet on the southwest face of Sunburst Ridge, located along Turnagain Pass, just south of Anchorage. His companion avoided the avalanche by riding on the outside of the slide area."I am...
Construction season approaches across Alaska

...Reese said.A continuation of work from last year, sections of the Seward Highway from Ingram Creek at the base of Turnagain Pass to Canyon Creek - 19.5 miles of highway - will be resurfaced.DOT is also studying options to make the section...
Avalanche forecasters issue backcountry warning

...trigger an avalanche intentionally and under a controlled environment," Murphy said.Kent May of Girdwood skied at Turnagain Pass with five others on Friday and came close to avalanches. He felt the snowpack deflate, then about 100 feet away...
State briefs

...Alaska Legislature has since voted to repeal the law. Gov. Tony Knowles has yet to sign the bill. Prigge was at Turnagain Pass in the Chugach National Forest on March 22 and 23. He received three tickets from the same forest officer: one for...
Information center lays out potential avalanche dangers for Alaska's backcountry travelers provide Alaskans the best information it has on Turnagain Pass and surrounding areas - as well as other forest lands...said. Snowpack tracking efforts will be focused on Turnagain Pass because Forest Service rangers visit regularly and...
Forest remains closed to snowmachines

...forest to sustain snowmachine activity, or any other vehicle activity, without damage to vegetation. Last week, Turnagain Pass had more than 2 feet of snow, but the Forest Service says more is needed. Warmer weather and rain also have led...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...note, Alaska Jan. 1, 2001 - Aaron's Last Run, Turnagain Pass, one skier caught, carried and buried, rescued...snowmobilers caught, two buried. March 21, 1999 - Turnagain Pass, 10 snowmobilers caught, six buried and killed...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...avalanche victims Death toll in Turnagain Pass may be as high as six By JIM CLARKE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TURNAGAIN PASS - Up to six people may have died...Print Email Digg Archives TURNAGAIN PASS - Up to six people may have died...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...JIM CLARKE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TURNAGAIN PASS - Searchers have little hope they'll...hundreds of people returned to Turnagain Pass, about 55 miles south of Anchorage...clumpy snow fell Tuesday in Turnagain Pass, searchers plunged 10-foot...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...a deadly weekend avalanche at Turnagain Pass was halted today due to heavy...a deadly weekend avalanche at Turnagain Pass was halted today due to heavy...a deadly weekend avalanche at Turnagain Pass was halted today due to heavy...


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