This page displays avalanche incidents reported to the Sierra Avalanche Center that have occurred in the backcountry this season 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
Mt. Tallac Cross Desolation Wilderness Area (including Emerald Bay) 04/15/2017 - 13:00
Tallac Cross Desolation Wilderness Area (including Emerald Bay) 04/15/2017 - 13:00
Above winnimucca lake Carson Pass Area 04/10/2017 - 11:00
Red Lake Peak N NE aspect Carson Pass Area 04/10/2017 - 10:45
W of Winnemucca Lake Carson Pass Area 04/10/2017 - 10:01
Mt. Tallac-The Cross Desolation Wilderness Area (including Emerald Bay) 03/25/2017 - 12:30 Skier descending onto slope before avalanche. Looking down avalanche debris. Looking up avalanche debris towards crown. Part of the crown.
Beneath Elephant's Back Carson Pass Area 03/03/2017 - 12:08 Avy and path just after incident. Skier in place where avy stopped. Other recent natural avys on similar aspects.
North Bowl Castle Peak Donner Summit Area 03/02/2017 - 13:20
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
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

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