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
03/21/2021 - 11:00 Upper Flume creek Sierra Buttes Outside of the Forecast Area Avalanche Observation , 1 Public
03/20/2021 - 12:50 Frog Lake Cliffs Donner Summit Area Avalanche Observation The torn up snow is where the victim parked their snowmobile. The footprints lead to the edge where the cornice broke., Overview of the slope the victim fell down. The arrow is where the person broke the cornice., Side view of upper part of the slope., The cornice that broke and the crown of the slab avalanche the cornice failure triggered., Overview of the slope. There is a helicopter about halfway up the slope on the right side for scale., The upper part of the slope., The lower part of the slope where the victim was found. 1 Forecaster
03/20/2021 - 12:15 above Meiss meadow Carson Pass Area Avalanche Observation Overview of incident; crown, chute, entrance, slide path, cliff hidden in pic 1, crowns, runout, debris 1 Public
03/19/2021 - 13:20 Andesite Peak Donner Summit Area Avalanche Observation 1 Public
03/19/2021 - 10:10 Mini Hump Carson Pass Area Avalanche Observation Crown, View from the skin track 1 Public
02/14/2021 - 12:30 Talking mountain Echo Summit Area Avalanche Observation Two foot slab, Track and runout, Runout trees and airbag deploy 1 Public
02/14/2021 - 10:00 Incline Peak Mount Rose Area Avalanche Observation Crown Photo., Tree at bottom of chute with snow piled high on it. 1 Public
02/13/2021 - 15:30 Talking Mountain Echo Summit Area Avalanche Observation Crown of Avalanche ~1.5 ft in depth, Runout 1 Public
02/12/2021 - 13:30 Somewhere near Blue Lakes Carson Pass Area Avalanche Observation 1 Public
02/12/2021 - 09:45 Flagpole peak Echo Summit Area Avalanche Observation , , 1 Public
02/03/2021 - 10:45 Jake's West Shore Area Avalanche Observation Avalanche on the east face of Jake's as seen from the road. 1 Public
12/26/2020 - 14:15 Nipple peak Carson Pass Area Avalanche Observation 1 Public
12/26/2020 - 13:00 Just north of bear valley Little Truckee Summit Areas Avalanche Observation , , , , 1 Public
12/26/2020 - 12:15 North of bear meadow, bear valley Little Truckee Summit Areas Avalanche Observation , , , 1 Public
12/26/2020 - 11:00 Between Lacey Meadows and The Grilles Little Truckee Summit Areas Avalanche Observation , , , , , , 1 Public

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