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.
The 6th annual California Avalanche Workshop was a great success with over 300 people in attendance. If you missed it, there are still a few other regional snow avalanche workshops happening soon in AK, OR, and MT. Info on dates and locations for these regional workshops is available here.
The SAC non-profit side of the program is scheduling education events and has several events listed on the events page. The application process is open for avalanche course scholarships now through Nov 20th. More info on SAC's scholarships for both recreationists and professionals is listed here.
Work is ongoing restarting SAC field data collection and forecasting operations for this winter. Forest Service forecasters are getting back to work, demothballing the program and getting systems and gear ready for the season. Once the snow flies, forecasters and pro observers will be ready to start the season long process of daily snowpack monitoring and forecasting.
Excitement is building for the upcoming season. We are prepping our equipment including first aid and survival/bivy kits. Prep your gear and refresh your avalanche education. Then sit back, enjoy fall, and wait for the snow to fly.
This avalanche forecast is provided through a partnership between the Tahoe National Forest and the Sierra Avalanche Center. This forecast 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 forecast applies only to backcountry areas outside established ski area boundaries. This forecast describes general avalanche conditions and local variations always occur. This forecast expires 24 hours after the posted time unless otherwise noted. The information in this forecast is provided by the USDA Forest Service who is solely responsible for its content.
For a recorded version of the avalanche forecast call (530) 587-3558 x258