This page displays avalanche incidents reported to the Sierra Avalanche Center that have occurred in the backcountry and involve a person caught, buried, and/or injuried.

Location Region Date and time of observation Snowpit or crown profile photo or graph Avalanche photos Avalanche observation video
Below the Cornice in Polaris Bowl Luther Pass Area (including Job and Freel) 03/15/2016 - 03:00
Andesite Ridge Donner Summit Area 01/16/2016 - 12:00
Donner Peak Donner Summit Area 01/14/2016 - 14:30 Overview of the Avalanche Site
Tallac Corkscrew bowl, skiers left entry Desolation Wilderness Area (including Emerald Bay) 01/14/2016 - 13:00 This is the crown profile The crown from below, this shows about half the total crown I believe This is the debris field, the arrow marks where the snowboarder had ended up in the tree and was buried up to his waist.  His head and neck were above the snow the whole time, and had no injuries. This pit below the final ridge on the skin track, East facing, 33degrees 9000ft shows the weak layer which was very reactive CT3 for me and CT 13 for the one on the right.  Not sure if this is a new layer or if this is an older, seems like a new layer and the new storm snow/wind slab.
Silver Peak - North Ridge Cabin Creek, Deep Creek, or Pole Creek Area 01/03/2016 - 12:56
Bear Claw Mount Rose Area 12/31/2015 - 13:00
Elephants Back NE face Carson Pass Area 11/11/2015 - 11:30
NE slope of Elephant's Back Carson Pass Area 11/11/2015 - 11:00
Castle Peak North Bowl Donner Summit Area 12/16/2014 - 20:21
North east of Grouse Rock Blackwood Canyon or Ward Canyon Area 12/16/2014 - 13:23
Couloir above Round Top Lake Carson Pass Area 12/01/2014 - 15:15 20142101 Carson Pass, CA, Round Top Avalanche
North bowl Carson Pass Area 03/31/2014 - 13:03
Below Grouse Rock Blackwood Canyon or Ward Canyon Area 03/27/2014 - 07:35
Red Lake Peak Carson Pass Area 02/17/2014 - 10:00
Mt. Rose Highway Mount Rose Area 03/09/2013 - 12:30