Contributed by Debra McGhan
11/10/2018 – 11AM
Avalanche Information Center
Anchorage Loussac Library
3600 Denali St. Anchorage
Hatcher Pass, nestled in the Talkeetna Mountains north of Palmer, offers the perfect playground for snow lovers from around the state. The beautiful mountains, easily accessible from Palmer or Wasilla, beckon thousands each year to hike, ski, board and ride.
If you head south beyond Anchorage on the Seward Highway, you can explore and enjoy the Chugach Mountains around Girdwood and Resurrection (also known as Turnagain) Pass.
Or maybe you’ll opt to head east toward Eureka on the Glenn Highway or beyond to Thompson Pass and Valdez. You could decide to go north on the Parks Highway to Petersville, Cantwell and Denali. One thing Alaska has to offer is a lot of options.
Whichever direction you choose to explore, before you go, there are some critical things you need to know so you will be prepared for the unexpected. There can be some big challenges to face, depending on snow and weather conditions. If you are aware, and alert, you’ll be better able to avoid trouble.
Join the Alaska Avalanche Information Center on Saturday, November 10th at the Anchorage Loussac Library for the annual SnowFest.
November is Avalanche Awareness Education month. Why not kick it off right by stopping by SnowFest!
Are you ready to get stoked for winter? Want to check out some of the latest rides? Equipment? Or safety tools? Or maybe you want to learn about strategic shoveling, what you should pack, or how to get your sled out of a terrain trap? Maybe you just want to better understand what is a terrain trap? Or just meet and hang out with people who love to play in the snow as much as you.
Then SnowFest is a must. Saturday, November 10th, from 11am to 3pm, at the Anchorage Loussac Library.
Whether you just want a good refresher, or you are brand new to Alaska and outdoor adventures, you’re sure to find something to help you on your path to a healthy, active life filled with fun in the snow. You’ll have access to some of Alaska’s top avalanche education professionals and athletes to help you on your journey to great outdoor experiences. All at no cost thanks to support from the Alaska Department of Public Safety, AARP Alaska and the Anchorage Loussac Library.
Do yourself and your friends and family a favor, get educated so you can live to ride another day and experience all the amazing adventures Alaska has to offer.