These observations document past conditions at a small and variable scale. They are not too 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 Region Observation Type Photos Snowpack, Avalanche, Weather Videos Snowpit videos (tests, etc) Observation made by
02/23/2021 - 13:00 Freel Peak Luther Pass Area (including Job and Freel) Snowpack Observation Professional Observer
02/23/2021 - 10:30 N shoulder Rose Knob Peak Mount Rose Area Snowpack Observation Guide
Donner Summit Avalanche Seminars
02/22/2021 - 11:30 Johnson Canyon Donner Summit Area Snowpack Observation Public
02/22/2021 - 11:00 Slab Cliffs Mount Rose Area Snowpack Observation Recent NE wind scouring in exposed terrain at 9600'. Forecaster
02/21/2021 - 12:30 Silver Peak Cabin Creek, Deep Creek, or Pole Creek Area Snowpack Observation Some wind scouring on the E ridge from overnight NE winds revealing the firm rain crust. Mostly smooth conditions off of ridge with 4'' of recent storm snow. Guide
Tahoe Mountain School
02/21/2021 - 12:08 Andesite Peak Donner Summit Area Snowpack Observation Public
02/21/2021 - 12:00 Bronco Chutes Mount Rose Area Avalanche Observation Public
02/21/2021 - 12:00 Polaris Bowl and Upper Blue Lakes Carson Pass Area Avalanche Observation Public
02/21/2021 - 12:00 Talking Mountain Echo Summit Area Snowpack Observation Little cohesive snow on a small cornice Significant evidence of recent rime on trees near the Talking Mt. ridge. Looking back Ralston and there was evidence of recent avalanche activity in the bowl to the south of the peak, possibly with cornice break as the trigger. Some surface hoar along the tour both on the Talking ridge and here on the north east side of Flagpole in the early afternoon. There had been significant previous loose wet slides on the NE side of Flagpole. Professional Observer
02/21/2021 - 12:00 Deep Creek Cabin Creek, Deep Creek, or Pole Creek Area Snowpack Observation Graupel from beneath the Feb. 20 storm snow 2-3mm surface hoar on top of the Deep Creek ridgeline, around 7800' surface texture evidence of northerly winds late on Feb. 20 Guide
Alpenglow Expeditions
02/21/2021 - 10:30 Lincoln Ridge Yuba Pass Area Snowpack Observation Wind scoured areas with exposed rain crust on the ridge. Surface hoar in open sheltered areas in the morning. Ice coated trees from the recent freezing rain event. Small signs of settlement around some trees. Looking at how the snow is changing around the recent rain crusts Forecaster
02/21/2021 - 10:30 Incline Peak Mount Rose Area Avalanche Observation Public
02/20/2021 - 14:45 Backside of Incline Peak Mount Rose Area Snowpack Observation Signs of wind-blown snow along ridgeline NE of Rose Knob on backside of Incline Peak Zoomed-in view of ridgeline showing wind-loading Public
02/20/2021 - 13:56 Observation point Shirley canyon Cabin Creek, Deep Creek, or Pole Creek Area Snowpack Observation wind slab pocket cracked under skis Guide
Alpenglow Expeditions
02/20/2021 - 13:30 Horse Canyon Bear Valley Area Avalanche Observation Public

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