Snowboarding Teen Caught in Hatcher Pass Avalanche Dies in Hospital

Snowboarding Teen Caught in Hatcher Pass Avalanche Dies in Hospital

  Late Monday afternoon, troopers, Palmer Fire & Rescue, Mat-Su EMS, Hatcher Pass Avalanche Center, Alaska Avalanche School, MATSAR, and Alaska Mountain Rescue Group responded to Palmer Fishhook Road in reference to a snowboarder caught in an avalanche. The incident ultimately claimed the victim’s life. Troopers report that the various agencies responded to mile 16 […]

Snowboarder Dies in Cresent lake Avalanche

Snowboarder Dies in Cresent lake Avalanche

  An Anchorage man snowboarding in the Cresnet Lake area was declared deceased after a fatal mishap near the Saddle Cabin late Saturday evening, AST reports. Troopers received a report that 33-year-old Jeffery Cheng had been overtaken in an avalanche near Cresent Lake. According to the report, his friends, Bryce Fischer, age 27, and Cody Lourie, age […]

Anchorage Man Perishes in Whittier Avalanche

Anchorage Man Perishes in Whittier Avalanche

While a victim of an avalanche was recovered after being buried on Wednesday afternoon, AST reports that the man, identified as 41-year-old Anchorage resident, Chad Christman, did not survive his accident. Search and rescue operations were initiated at 3:41 pm on Wednesday after an avalanche swept through the area nine miles southwest of Whittier west of the […]

Hatcher Pass Road Closed Due to Avalanche

Hatcher Pass Road Closed Due to Avalanche

An avalanche of natural origins occurred on Hatcher Pass Road came across the roadway at mile 15.5 near Archangel at 8:30 am and the road was closed at approximately 9 am and will remain closed for the next 24 hours as avalanche specialists assess the area. Through last night, approximately 11 inches of snow has […]