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) Observation made by
03/30/2020 - 16:45 DLI / Castle Donner Summit Area Avalanche Observation , Public
03/29/2020 - 09:30 Grouse Rock Blackwood Canyon or Ward Canyon Area Avalanche Observation , , Public
03/27/2020 - 10:45 Anderson Ridge Donner Summit Area Avalanche Observation , , Public
03/27/2020 - 04:00 Moraine below The Cross on Tallac Desolation Wilderness Area (including Emerald Bay) Avalanche Observation , Public
03/26/2020 - 11:00 Blue lakes Carson Pass Area Avalanche Observation , , Public
03/26/2020 - 02:45 Above Frog Lake, before entering N. Castle Bowl Independence Lake Area Avalanche Observation , Public
03/25/2020 - 10:00 Deep creek Cabin Creek, Deep Creek, or Pole Creek Area Avalanche Observation 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. Forecaster
03/15/2020 - 14:00 Powderhouse peak Luther Pass Area (including Job and Freel) Avalanche Observation Public
03/14/2020 - 14:30 Contention Ridge Donner Summit Area Avalanche Observation Crown, Crown Public
01/17/2020 - 11:00 North side of Independence Lake Independence Lake Area Avalanche Observation 18" crown, 36" crown , 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., ,  , , , Public
12/27/2019 - 12:30 west of Relay peak and "Bronco chutes" Mount Rose Area Avalanche Observation Bronco Chute, , , Public
12/09/2019 - 12:00 Castle/Basin Peak Donner Summit Area Avalanche Observation Human triggered avalanche.  200' wide. 12/9 photo, The failure layer appears to be buried surface hoar. 12/9 photo, SAC Forecaster standing at burial location.  2 main debris paths. 12/10 photo, 200' wide, 1-2' deep, failing on a covex rollover. 12/10 photo, Mid slope crown. 12/10 photo, Looking downslope at the terrain. Debris visible below. 12/10 photo, Large shooting cracks out into less steep terrain. 12/10 photo, Hole from full burial excavation. 12/10 photo Forecaster
03/29/2019 - 12:00 Indian Valley Ebbetts Pass Area Avalanche Observation , , , , Professional Observer

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