The 142nd and final avalanche advisory for the 2017/2018 season was published on April 22nd. Thank you to all who have supported the avalanche center through volunteer hours, field observations, and financial support.
Get some friends out in the snow, sand, or pine needles to review and practice companion rescue skills. Do more than just put new batteries in your transceiver, get out and practice. Make a plan. Winging it on a set of infrequently practiced skills is not a viable option. Get up to speed.
Some great companion rescue info including diagrams and videos can be found here.
The California Avalanche Workshop was a great success. If you missed it, there are other opportunities to attend regional workshops in Seattle, Jackson Hole, Anchorage, Whitefish, Snowbird, Fryeburg (Maine), and Juneau. Dates and more info here.
Visit avalanche.org for an online avalanche tutorial. There is a wealth of online avalanche education resources a click or two away.
Check the SAC events page for local education opportunities. You don't have to wait for formal avalanche classes to continue your education. Get after it now.
The observations page is available for sharing snowpack and avalanche observations. If you see something, let us know!
Check the NWS Reno Backcountry Weather Forecast. It also includes tabs to remote weather station data.
Click on the button above for info from additional specific weather stations.
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This avalanche advisory is provided through a partnership between the Tahoe National Forest and the Sierra Avalanche Center. This advisory covers the Central Sierra Nevada Mountains between Yuba Pass on the north and Ebbetts Pass on the south. Click here for a map of the forecast area. This advisory applies only to backcountry areas outside established ski area boundaries. This advisory describes general avalanche conditions and local variations always occur. This advisory expires 24 hours after the posted time unless otherwise noted. The information in this advisory is provided by the USDA Forest Service who is solely responsible for its content.
For a recorded version of the Avalanche Advisory call (530) 587-3558 x258
This website is owned and maintained by the non-profit arm of the Sierra Avalanche Center. Some of the content is updated by the USDA avalanche forecasters including the forecasts and some observational data. The USDA is not responsible for any advertising, fund-raising events/information, or sponsorship information, or other content not related to the forecasts and the data pertaining to the forecasts.