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
10/27/2021 - 10:13 Donner Summit California SnoPark Donner Summit Area Snowpack Observation Public
10/26/2021 - 17:30 Tamarack Ridge Mount Rose Area Snowpack Observation The slushy layer at the base of the snowpack has started to refreeze. Wind transport from the NE winds. NE winds had scoured areas near the ridgeline. Wind scoured surfaces near the ridgleine. Forecaster
10/26/2021 - 15:45 Tamarack peak Mount Rose Area Snowpack Observation Public
10/26/2021 - 13:00 East Face of Fireplug Mount Rose Area Avalanche Observation Wet Loose avalanche on the east face of Fireplug Public
10/26/2021 - 11:00 Stevens Peak Carson Pass Area Avalanche Observation Public
10/26/2021 - 09:00 Gold Peak (aka Silver Peak West, aka Pk 8426) Cabin Creek, Deep Creek, or Pole Creek Area Snowpack Observation Wind effect on ridge above tree line sun crust from 10/25/21 on SE face Deep unconsolidated snow below tree line Snowpit Public
10/26/2021 - 08:00 Mount Rose Mount Rose Area Snowpack Observation Public
10/25/2021 - 17:40 Tamarack Peak Mount Rose Area Snowpack Observation ECTN26 Public
10/25/2021 - 14:00 Sunrise Bowl Donner Summit Area Snowpack Observation Public
10/25/2021 - 12:20 Fireplug Mount Rose Area Snowpack Observation A quick test pit on an E facing slope at 8650 ft. Numerous bushes, rocks, and other obstacles poking through the snow. Wind affected area near treeline. Wind ripples on an E facing aspect at about 8600 ft. Open flowing creeks existed in several areas. Forecaster
10/25/2021 - 12:00 Grouse Rock Blackwood Canyon or Ward Canyon Area Avalanche Observation Public
04/30/2021 - 13:20 Red lake peak Carson Pass Area Avalanche Observation Patchy snow coverage starting at around 8000’ where we transitioned from hiking to skinning Widespread roller ball and point release activity in NE bowl Threw a small snow ball that result in a large loose/wet slide on a roughly 35 degree start zone Public
04/28/2021 - 12:00 Donner Peak Donner Summit Area Avalanche Observation Guide
Tahoe Mountain School
04/26/2021 - 13:55 Stevens Peak Carson Pass Area Avalanche Observation Public
04/17/2021 - 11:00 Mt. Judah Donner Summit Area Snowpack Observation Rough snow surface conditions on the E face of Mt. Judah. Isolated small pockets of recent storm snow that had yet to undergo melt were encountered on the approach. 2-3 inches of of surface wet snow on top of supportable crust mid slope (~8,000') on E aspect terrain at 11 am. Rough snow surface conditions on the south side of Mt. Judah. Forecaster

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