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
Andesite Peak Donner Summit Area 02/20/2017 - 10:50 Initial cracks triggered by kicking on the upper part of slope which caused the avalanche down lower at the mid slope convexity. Initial cracks triggered by kicking on the upper part of slope which caused the avalanche down lower at the mid slope convexity. The small avalanche in which skier was caught. Red lines over crown of lower avalanche that occurred before ski pole drop. Green line over crown of small avalanche that carried skier. Skier with deployed airbag after being carried 200 vertical feet by small avalanche, no burial.
Frog Lake Ridge above Red lake Carson Pass Area 02/18/2017 - 03:30 Crown and bed surface Skier with debris field.
Due south of Rose Knob Peak Mount Rose Area 02/12/2017 - 12:30 Aftermath of Avalanche near Rose Knob Peak. Avalanche Path in Yellow.
Main bowl of Rose Knob Peak East Shore Area 02/12/2017 - 11:30 Low angle slab avalanche with self rescue, 02/12/2017, below Rose Knob Peak, NV
Incline Peak Mount Rose Area 02/11/2017 - 12:20
Porcupine Ridge East Shore Area 01/25/2017 - 13:02
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

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