Weekly report 1.4.2024
Report date: 01.04.2024
Alaska Safe Riders here with your weekly Backcountry Trail report thanks to support from the Matanuska-Susitna Borough and this station.
We hope your New Year is starting off with lots of planned adventures ahead. Warmer weather and more snow in the forecast should keep conditions great for riding, touring and exploring Alaska.
Avalanche conditions have improved with the colder temperatures but still require careful route selection. Remember to maintain safe travel protocols by riding one at a time through steep terrain and selecting slopes with smooth runouts free of surface obstacles. Get the current forecast for your riding destination at https://AlaskaSnow..org
Trail conditions are reported groomed in many locations and it’s generally a great time to be out riding and exploring during the minimal daylight hours available. Coastal areas report wind loaded slopes and flagging on ridges while interior locations have deep powder and some overflow to watch for.
It’s never a good idea to stash all your gear on your machine. If you get separated from your sled, you’ll only have what’s on your body. Imagine your machine sinking in water, going off a cliffs, or swept away and buried in an avalanche? It’s happened to others. Learn more at https://AlaskaSafeRiders.org
That’s it for this week. Stay tuned for lots more training opportunities and tips ahead in the New Year. Happy safe riding!
THIS PROGRAM MADE POSSIBLE THANKS TO THE SUPPORT OF THE FOLLOWING