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
03/02/2012 - 15:30 Forestdale Divide Carson Pass Area Avalanche Observation
1 Forecaster
03/01/2012 - 13:30 Polaris Point Blackwood Canyon or Ward Canyon Area Avalanche Observation
, 1 Forecaster
05/18/2011 - 15:30 Silverado @ Squaw Valley Cabin Creek, Deep Creek, or Pole Creek Area Avalanche Observation
1 Public
03/28/2011 - 08:30 Frog Lake Cliffs Carson Pass Area Avalanche Observation
1 Public
03/24/2011 - 21:41 hwy 89 at bridge between squaw and alpine Cabin Creek, Deep Creek, or Pole Creek Area Avalanche Observation 1 Public
03/22/2011 - 08:45 Fireplug Mount Rose Area Avalanche Observation
1 Forecaster
03/07/2011 - 14:20 Emerald Bay Chutes, main one Desolation Wilderness Area (including Emerald Bay) Avalanche Observation 1 Public
03/05/2011 - 14:00 N. facing bowl on backside of Castle Peak Donner Summit Area Avalanche Observation
1 Public
02/27/2011 - 10:30 Ralston Peak Echo Summit Area Avalanche Observation
, 1 Forecaster
02/21/2011 - 12:00 Blue Lakes Road Carson Pass Area Avalanche Observation
2 Forecaster
02/20/2011 - 13:11 Cornice/Bowl above Whites Creek drainage Mount Rose Area Avalanche Observation 1 Public
12/17/2010 - 15:30 Hawk's Peak, North Face and North ridge Donner Summit Area Avalanche Observation 2 Public
11/28/2010 - 09:30 Red Lake Pk Carson Pass Area Avalanche Observation
1 Professional Observer
11/27/2010 - 15:00 Below ridgeline cliffs on south side/west end of Caples Lake Carson Pass Area Avalanche Observation
1 Public
03/06/2010 - 13:30 Mini Halls Chute - Indian Cliff Chutes Echo Summit Area Avalanche Observation
1 Public

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