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 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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