The last avalanche forecast for the 2019-2020 season posted on May 3rd. Thank you to everyone who supported the avalanche center this past season with volunteer hours, donations, and/or avalanche, snowpack, and weather observations. These contributions are crucial to avalanche center operations.
After dusting off backcountry travel gear, cleaning, maintaining, and repairing as appropriate, gather up some friends to review and practice companion rescue skills. Some great companion rescue info including diagrams and videos can be found here.
Increase avalanche avoidance knowledge by attending the California Avalanche Workshop on Oct 14th. This event typically sells out. Purchasing tickets in advance is recommended. There are other great regional workshops going around the country as well. Check the websites of the other regional backcountry avalanche centers listed on avalanche.org for more information.
Check the NWS Reno Backcountry Weather Forecast. It also includes tabs to remote weather station data.
Click on the button above for info from additional specific weather stations.
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This avalanche advisory is provided through a partnership between the Tahoe National Forest and the Sierra Avalanche Center. This advisory covers the Central Sierra Nevada Mountains between Yuba Pass on the north and Ebbetts Pass on the south. Click here for a map of the forecast area. This advisory applies only to backcountry areas outside established ski area boundaries. This advisory describes general avalanche conditions and local variations always occur. This advisory expires 24 hours after the posted time unless otherwise noted. The information in this advisory is provided by the USDA Forest Service who is solely responsible for its content.
For a recorded version of the Avalanche Advisory call (530) 587-3558 x258
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