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
02/13/2021 - 15:30 Talking Mountain Echo Summit Area Avalanche Observation Crown of Avalanche ~1.5 ft in depth Runout Public
02/13/2021 - 14:15 Angora Peak Echo Summit Area Avalanche Observation Public
02/13/2021 - 12:00 Meiss Carson Pass Area Snowpack Observation Professional Observer
02/13/2021 - 11:15 Incline lake peak Mount Rose Area Avalanche Observation Public
02/13/2021 - 11:00 Castle Peak Donner Summit Area Snowpack Observation Small wind slab, intentionally triggered. Fragile cornices. We were able to crack this one all the way from one forecaster to another. Early indications of storm slab instability while breaking trail. Storm slab cracking well below treeline. Ongoing wind loading into the afternoon hours after snowfall had stopped. Forecaster
02/13/2021 - 11:00 NE Aspect of Incline peak at 8500 Mount Rose Area Snowpack Observation Public
02/13/2021 - 10:00 Galena Peak Mount Rose Area Snowpack Observation Public
02/13/2021 - 10:00 Incline Lake Peak Mount Rose Area Avalanche Observation Human-triggered avalanches on a steep (38-40+ degree) E facing slope Looking up from the debris Human-triggered avalanches on a steep (38-40+ degree) E facing slope Human-triggered avalanches on a steep (38-40+ degree) E facing slope Another avalanche on a nearby steep E-ENE facing slope Looking down into the debris The crown of tha avalanche Forecaster
02/13/2021 - 09:00 Shirley Canyon Cabin Creek, Deep Creek, or Pole Creek Area Avalanche Observation Wind slab avalanche from early morning on Feb. 13, NE aspect, 6950' Guide
Alpenglow Expeditions
02/12/2021 - 14:00 Judah Peak Donner Summit Area Avalanche Observation Looking down Money Run after slide, major slide debris is in shadow Crown, with tracks adjacent, looking North Public
02/12/2021 - 14:00 Silver Peak Cabin Creek, Deep Creek, or Pole Creek Area Avalanche Observation A new avalanche, likely from last night's storm, within the bed surface of the Feb 2 deep slab avalanche 2-3mm surface hoar, in an open area below treeline on a N aspect at ~7100', at 2:30pm today Scouring and wind effect on the north ridge of Silver Peak, near treeline around 8000' Guide
Alpenglow Expeditions
02/12/2021 - 13:30 Silver Peak Cabin Creek, Deep Creek, or Pole Creek Area Avalanche Observation 1' storm slab avalanche skier triggered in below treeline terrain, north aspect, 7700', slope angle 38 to 40 degree convexity.  Just under 1' of high density storm snow Loose dry sluffing in some below treeline areas Blowing snow over Silver Peak in the afternoon hours Forecaster
02/12/2021 - 13:30 Somewhere near Blue Lakes Carson Pass Area Avalanche Observation Public
02/12/2021 - 13:15 Castle Peak Donner Summit Area Avalanche Observation Guide
International Alpine Guides
02/12/2021 - 11:30 Hank's Bowl, Slide Mtn Mount Rose Area Avalanche Observation Public

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