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
Manzanita Bowl, Slide Mtn Mount Rose Area 01/21/2017 - 13:20 Crossing couloir with slide below skier Skiing debris field after controlled ski cut release 24" diameter tree avy damage from last storm cycle. Debris already buried
Lower Manzanita Bowl Mount Rose Area 01/21/2017 - 13:05 Storm slab on side loaded small ridge top. Search and Rescue in background
Fireplug Mount Rose Area 01/05/2017 - 11:00 Avalanche overview photo. Zoom in to see details. Crown line to 6 feet at lower left in overview photo. Lookin down to debris from crown line in far lower left of overview photo. MVI 3373
Fireplug Mount Rose Area 01/05/2017 - 10:53
Bronco Chutes Mount Rose Area 12/31/2016 - 09:30
Andesite Peak Donner Summit Area 12/24/2016 - 11:30 MVI 3350
Red Lake Peak Carson Pass Area 12/18/2016 - 12:00
Mt. Rose Chutes - CLOSED AREA Mount Rose Area 12/10/2016 - 10:18 Starting zone on the upper avalanche path after the afternoon avalanche release. This is a mix of the morning and afternoon crowns. Note how the crown steps down into different layers. Closeup of the crown. Overview of the upper starting zone Smaller avalanche from the afternoon in an adjacent path. Close up of the small crown in the lower adjacent path Looking down the slope to the debris pile. Looking up from the debris. Photo by Andrew Pinkham The confluence of debris where the skier was found. The person is standing next to the burial location. Standing in the hole where the skier was buried. He was buried prone in the area at my feet. Facets and PST's on Slide Mountain
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

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