The USDA Forest Service avalanche centers are continuing to operate despite the partial government shutdown because of the critical public safety information they provide.
We're cleaning off the dust accumulated over the summer and working on getting the avalanche program up and running for this winter. A few of our current tasks include going over our gear to make sure it is in good working order, meeting with cooperators, and working on continuing education, training, and prepardness (especially in terms of avalanche knowledge, companion rescue, and first aid/emergency response). Once it starts to snow, the Forecasters and Observers will get out and start monitoring the snowpack.
There are numerous events for both education and entertainment populating the SAC Events page. Check back often as more events are added on a regular basis. We'd love to see you at one or more of these events.
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