These observations document past conditions at a small and variable scale. They are not to be confused with an avalanche forecast. They come from a variety of sources. We can only vouch for the quality of those produced by the SAC forecasters and professional observers.

Date and time of observation or avalanche occurrence Location Media Observation made by
12/06/2022 - 13:00

Snowpack Observation
Shirley Canyon

Cabin Creek, Deep Creek, or Pole Creek Area
Surface Hoar, 1-2mm on N aspect @ 6500' Skier triggered windslab from unknown party. Steep E facing terrain. , Guide

Alpenglow Expeditions
12/06/2022 - 12:55

Snowpack Observation
Elephant's Hump

Carson Pass Area
Public
12/06/2022 - 12:28

Snowpack Observation
Deep Creek

Cabin Creek, Deep Creek, or Pole Creek Area
Guide

Alpenglow Expeditions
12/06/2022 - 12:10

Snowpack Observation
Pole Creek

Cabin Creek, Deep Creek, or Pole Creek Area
When one of us jumped on the snow in this meadow, we triggered a whumpf. We triggered 2 more whumpfs during our tour. Rain had caused the Dec 1st facets to become wet in this area below 7500 ft. They were still loose and weak in many areas. Forecaster
12/06/2022 - 11:51

Snowpack Observation
Becker Peak

Echo Summit Area
Small point releases on Becker peak. Widespread surface hoar on all aspects up to 8400' in this area. Small wind feature with soft slab release. Cloudy skies remaining S-SW near Carson pass. Pit profile on SE aspect @7400'.  Wet compressible snow in the Dec.1st layer Pit profile on N aspect @ 8000' adjacent to Becker peak. Wet compressible snow in the Dec. 1st facet layer. Professional Observer
12/06/2022 - 10:10

Snowpack Observation
Incline Peak

Mount Rose Area
Dry faceted grains Starting to clump when squeezed Guide

Tahoe Mountain School
12/06/2022 - 08:30

Avalanche Observation
Shirley Canyon Slide from the top Crown profile from bottom Public
12/05/2022 - 14:12

Snowpack Observation
Schallenberger Ridge

Donner Summit Area
Guide

Alpenglow Expeditions
12/05/2022 - 12:15

Avalanche Observation
Lincoln Ridge

Yuba Pass Area
D1 natural wind slab avalanche, near treeline, NE aspect terrain at about 7,500'. Rain crust and Dec 1 PWL, obvious in the pit wall. Cornices building out in near treeline terrain. Cornices were weak and collapsed easily. Forecaster
12/05/2022 - 12:00

Avalanche Observation
Silver Peak

Cabin Creek, Deep Creek, or Pole Creek Area
Forecaster
12/05/2022 - 11:49

Snowpack Observation
Frog Lake

Carson Pass Area
Over-hanging cornice building up. Pit profile @ 8800' on N aspect. Wind effected snow. Soft wind slab release on wind loaded feature near 8900'. Resistent planar CTV on Dec. 1st facet layer. Professional Observer
12/05/2022 - 10:30

Snowpack Observation
Incline Peak

Mount Rose Area
Public
12/05/2022 - 10:00

Snowpack Observation
Pickett Peak

Woodfords Canyon
Professional Observer
12/04/2022 - 15:30

Snowpack Observation
chickadee ridge

Mount Rose Area
Public
12/04/2022 - 15:30

Snowpack Observation
Carson Range

Luther Pass Area (including Job and Freel)
Public
12/04/2022 - 15:30

Snowpack Observation
Rubicon Peak

West Shore Area
Guide

Tahoe Mountain School
12/04/2022 - 15:30

Avalanche Observation
Blue Lakes

Carson Pass Area
Public
12/04/2022 - 14:00

Avalanche Observation
Relay Peak

Mount Rose Area
Public
12/04/2022 - 13:45

Avalanche Observation
Fireplug

Mount Rose Area
Public
12/04/2022 - 13:30

Snowpack Observation
Upper Castle Creek

Donner Summit Area
Fist hard facets buried under recent storm snow. Easy results on compression test.  Fracture character was Sudden Collapse. Guide

Tahoe Mountain School

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