Dangerous avalanche conditions are expected Saturday evening through Monday in the southern and western portions of the Kenai Mountains. That includes areas like Summit Lake, Carter Lake, Lost Lake Snug Harbor and Bear Creek.

The Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center in Girdwood says the two to five feet of snow that fell on mountain slopes Friday and Saturday means human-triggered large avalanches are likely on slopes steeper than 30 degrees.

In their special avalanche bulletin released Saturday night, the avalanche center says “backcountry travelers should choose terrain that is flat or less than 30 degrees in steepness. If skies clear for travel into the alpine elevations, careful snowpack evaluation, cautious route-finding and conservative decision making skills will be necessary to identify and avoid unstable slopes.”

They advise checking the latest avalanche conditions here.