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
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
02/12/2017 - 12:30 Due south of Rose Knob Peak Mount Rose Area Avalanche Observation
Aftermath of Avalanche near Rose Knob Peak.
Avalanche Path in Yellow.
Public
02/12/2017 - 11:30 Main bowl of Rose Knob Peak East Shore Area Avalanche Observation Public
02/11/2017 - 12:20 Incline Peak Mount Rose Area Avalanche Observation
Public
01/25/2017 - 13:02 Porcupine Ridge East Shore Area Avalanche Observation
Public
01/21/2017 - 13:20 Manzanita Bowl, Slide Mtn Mount Rose Area Avalanche Observation
Crossing couloir with slide below skier
Skiing debris field after controlled ski cut release
24" diameter tree avy damage from last storm cycle. Debris already buried
Public
01/21/2017 - 13:05 Lower Manzanita Bowl Mount Rose Area Avalanche Observation
Storm slab on side loaded small ridge top. Search and Rescue in background
Public
01/05/2017 - 11:00 Fireplug Mount Rose Area Avalanche Observation
Avalanche overview photo. Zoom in to see details.
Crown line to 6 feet at lower left in overview photo.
Lookin down to debris from crown line in far lower left of overview photo.
Forecaster
01/05/2017 - 10:53 Fireplug Mount Rose Area Avalanche Observation Public
12/31/2016 - 09:30 Bronco Chutes Mount Rose Area Avalanche Observation
Public

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