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
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
03/25/2019 - 01:30 Mount Judah Donner Summit Area Avalanche Observation Public
03/24/2019 - 12:30 rose knob Mount Rose Area Avalanche Observation Public
03/23/2019 - 23:45 Red Lake Peak Carson Pass Area Avalanche Observation , , Public
03/09/2019 - 10:30 West shore emigrant lake Carson Pass Area Avalanche Observation Public
03/09/2019 - 10:30 Echo Peak Echo Summit Area Avalanche Observation , Public
02/25/2019 - 13:15 Stanford Rock Blackwood Canyon or Ward Canyon Area Avalanche Observation Public
02/24/2019 - 15:00 Verdi peak Outside of the Forecast Area Avalanche Observation , Public
02/24/2019 - 11:15 Castle Peak Donner Summit Area Avalanche Observation , Public
02/18/2019 - 10:45 Incline Lake Peak (SE facing) Mount Rose Area Avalanche Observation , Public
02/12/2019 - 12:45 Jobs Peak East Shoulder Luther Pass Area (including Job and Freel) Avalanche Observation Google Earth Image of avalanche and rescue, High wind was transporting snow from the west to the East. , The treed area on the East shoulder had some major scowering. This was just before the area that broke loose. Public

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