Backcountry Access

& Safety Information

BACKCOUNTRY HIGH AVALANCHE DANGER 12/26-27

HPAC has updated their forecast to high avalanche danger beginning at 12pm today and running through Monday at 12pm.https://hpavalanche.org/forecast/hatcherpass/


Reminders on safe backcountry travel techniques:

Local public health, search and rescue, as well as volunteer resources have been spread very thin due to recent Covid 19 workloads on public health providers.

Please make conservative decisions in the backcountry. Always check current avalanche conditions and advisories at the Hatcher Pass Avalanche Center

• Backcountry users may access gates located at the trailhead adjacent to the trailhead parking lot and just uphill of the Dave’s SnoCat Haus.

• Alpine trails are CLOSED TO BACKCOUNTRY ACCESS AND ALL UPHILL TRAVEL.

• Skiers must use the designated UP track and must obey all ski area signage and marked boundaries. Your cooperation is imperative to continued backcountry access.

• A designated trip leader with adequate training is highly encouraged. Solo travel is highly discouraged.

• There is a $5 fee for parking, except for members and season pass holders. Purchase a Skeetawk membership to receive a parking permit here.

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