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
03/17/2018 - 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 Tamarack Pk - Hourglass Bowl Mount Rose Area Avalanche Observation Public
11/16/2017 - 09:00 Hourglass bowl Mount Rose Area Avalanche Observation Public
11/16/2017 - 09:00 Hourglass Bowl Mount Rose Area Avalanche Observation
Forecaster
04/15/2017 - 13:00 Mt. Tallac Cross Desolation Wilderness Area (including Emerald Bay) Avalanche Observation Public
04/15/2017 - 13:00 Tallac Cross Desolation Wilderness Area (including Emerald Bay) Avalanche Observation Public
04/10/2017 - 11:00 Above winnimucca lake Carson Pass Area Avalanche Observation Public
04/10/2017 - 10:45 Red Lake Peak N NE aspect Carson Pass Area Avalanche Observation Public
04/10/2017 - 10:01 W of Winnemucca Lake Carson Pass Area Avalanche Observation
Public
03/25/2017 - 12:30 Mt. Tallac-The Cross Desolation Wilderness Area (including Emerald Bay) Avalanche Observation
Skier descending onto slope before avalanche.
Looking down avalanche debris.
Looking up avalanche debris towards crown.
Part of the crown.
Forecaster
03/03/2017 - 12:08 Beneath Elephant's Back Carson Pass Area Avalanche Observation
Avy and path just after incident.
Skier in place where avy stopped.
Other recent natural avys on similar aspects.
Public
03/02/2017 - 13:20 North Bowl Castle Peak Donner Summit Area Avalanche Observation
Public
02/20/2017 - 10:50 Andesite Peak Donner Summit Area Avalanche Observation
Initial cracks triggered by kicking on the upper part of slope which caused the avalanche down lower at the mid slope convexity.
Initial cracks triggered by kicking on the upper part of slope which caused the avalanche down lower at the mid slope convexity.
The small avalanche in which skier was caught.
Red lines over crown of lower avalanche that occurred before ski pole drop. Green line over crown of small avalanche that carried skier.
Skier with deployed airbag after being carried 200 vertical feet by small avalanche, no burial.
Forecaster
02/18/2017 - 03:30 Frog Lake Ridge above Red lake Carson Pass Area Avalanche Observation
Crown and bed surface
Skier with debris field.
Public

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