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
12/16/2018 - 10:00 Frog Lake into Red Lake Carson Pass Area Avalanche Observation Slide path, 50yds from where avalanche was triggered, , , The larger snow block is the size of a compact car for reference Public
12/09/2018 - 14:00 Mt. Tallac Desolation Wilderness Area (including Emerald Bay) Avalanche Observation Forecaster
12/02/2018 - 10:45 Red Lake Peak - Above Crater Lake Carson Pass Area Avalanche Observation Just before the avalanche was triggered. The skier that triggered it just did a ski cut and then a few more turns with no reaction other than loose sluff. The avalanche would be triggered on the next 1 or 2 turns. , The skier that triggered the avalanche took this photo of the loose dry sluff just before the avalanche was triggered. , Avalanche debris field. The path dog legs out of sight to the left. , Looking back at the upper path of the avalanche. You can ski where the skier went over the buried rocks but was able to ski to safety. The upper crown is 12-14" and lower crown 24-30". , Overview of avalanche crown. The first ski cut is visible as well as where the skier stopped after releasing the loose sluff. , 24-30" avalanche crown, Upper bowl of Red Lake peak is visible with previous ski tracks. The lower part of the avalanche path is obscured by a small ridge line with trees. Public
03/17/2018 - 03:30 Tamarack Peak Mount Rose Area Avalanche Observation , , , , , , Public
01/27/2018 - 09:05 North Castle Peak Donner Summit Area Avalanche Observation
North East of Castle North
Public
11/16/2017 - 09:00 Hourglass Bowl Mount Rose Area Avalanche Observation
Forecaster
11/16/2017 - 09:00 Tamarack Pk - Hourglass Bowl Mount Rose Area Avalanche Observation Public
11/16/2017 - 09:00 Hourglass bowl Mount Rose Area Avalanche Observation Public