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
01/14/2016 - 14:30 Donner Peak Donner Summit Area Avalanche Observation
Forecaster
01/14/2016 - 13:00 Tallac Corkscrew bowl, skiers left entry Desolation Wilderness Area (including Emerald Bay) Avalanche Observation This is the crown profile, The crown from below, this shows about half the total crown I believe, This is the debris field, the arrow marks where the snowboarder had ended up in the tree and was buried up to his waist.  His head and neck were above the snow the whole time, and had no injuries., This pit below the final ridge on the skin track, East facing, 33degrees 9000ft shows the weak layer which was very reactive CT3 for me and CT 13 for the one on the right.  Not sure if this is a new layer or if this is an older, seems like a new layer and the new storm snow/wind slab.
Public
01/03/2016 - 12:56 Silver Peak - North Ridge Cabin Creek, Deep Creek, or Pole Creek Area Avalanche Observation
Public
12/31/2015 - 13:00 Bear Claw Mount Rose Area Avalanche Observation
Public
11/11/2015 - 11:30 Elephants Back NE face Carson Pass Area Avalanche Observation
Public
11/11/2015 - 11:00 NE slope of Elephant's Back Carson Pass Area Avalanche Observation
Public
12/16/2014 - 20:21 Castle Peak North Bowl Donner Summit Area Avalanche Observation Public
12/16/2014 - 13:23 North east of Grouse Rock Blackwood Canyon or Ward Canyon Area Avalanche Observation
Public
12/01/2014 - 15:15 Couloir above Round Top Lake Carson Pass Area Avalanche Observation
Public
03/31/2014 - 13:03 North bowl Carson Pass Area Avalanche Observation
Public
03/27/2014 - 07:35 Below Grouse Rock Blackwood Canyon or Ward Canyon Area Avalanche Observation
Public
02/17/2014 - 10:00 Red Lake Peak Carson Pass Area Avalanche Observation Public
03/09/2013 - 12:30 Mt. Rose Highway Mount Rose Area Avalanche Observation
Professional Observer
03/07/2013 - 15:59 Coon Creek cirque Donner Summit Area Avalanche Observation , , , Public
01/05/2013 - 13:30 Frog Lake Ridge Carson Pass Area Avalanche Observation
Public

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