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.
Date and time of observation or avalanche occurrence Location Region Observation Type Photos Snowpack, Avalanche, Weather Videos Snowpit videos (tests, etc) Number of people caught Observation made by
04/10/2020 - 12:00 West gullies of Red Lake Peak Carson Pass Area Avalanche Observation , 1 Professional Observer
04/08/2020 - 12:30 Mt Tallac Desolation Wilderness Area (including Emerald Bay) Avalanche Observation , , , , 3 Public
03/30/2020 - 16:45 DLI / Castle Donner Summit Area Avalanche Observation , 1 Public
03/29/2020 - 09:30 Grouse Rock Blackwood Canyon or Ward Canyon Area Avalanche Observation , , 2 Public
03/27/2020 - 10:45 Anderson Ridge Donner Summit Area Avalanche Observation , , 1 Public
03/27/2020 - 04:00 Moraine below The Cross on Tallac Desolation Wilderness Area (including Emerald Bay) Avalanche Observation , 1 Public
03/26/2020 - 11:00 Blue lakes Carson Pass Area Avalanche Observation , , 1 Public
03/26/2020 - 02:45 Above Frog Lake, before entering N. Castle Bowl Independence Lake Area Avalanche Observation , 1 Public
03/25/2020 - 10:00 Deep creek Cabin Creek, Deep Creek, or Pole Creek Area Avalanche Observation 1 Public
03/22/2020 - 12:00 Powderhouse Peak Luther Pass Area (including Job and Freel) Avalanche Observation Overview photo. There is a lower crown at the lower rocks/convexity near climber's left flank., New and old crowns visible from 3/15 and 3/21., Climbers left half of avalanche that extends out of view., Convective snow showers moving in upon our departure around 1:30 pm. 1 Forecaster
03/15/2020 - 14:00 Powderhouse peak Luther Pass Area (including Job and Freel) Avalanche Observation 1 Public
03/14/2020 - 14:30 Contention Ridge Donner Summit Area Avalanche Observation Crown, Crown 1 Public
01/17/2020 - 11:00 North side of Independence Lake Independence Lake Area Avalanche Observation 18" crown, 36" crown , 1 Public
01/15/2020 - 12:15 Signal Peak Donner Summit Area Avalanche Observation Small cliff ban to the lookers right of the affected slope is where I stopped., ,  , , , 1 Public
12/27/2019 - 12:30 west of Relay peak and "Bronco chutes" Mount Rose Area Avalanche Observation Bronco Chute, , , 1 Public

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