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
01/02/2021 - 01:00 Incline Peak Mount Rose Area Snowpack Observation Public
01/01/2021 - 16:00 Field of Dreams Five Lakes Area Snowpack Observation Public
01/01/2021 - 13:30 Becker Echo Summit Area Snowpack Observation 2-3cm crust right above Dec. 11th layer A look at Talking mountain. Pinwheel forming on southerly aspect. Pit Profile. Mix of rimmed and defragmented grains from last storm within the the top 10cm of snowpack. Professional Observer
12/31/2020 - 13:00 Poulsen's Peak Cabin Creek, Deep Creek, or Pole Creek Area Snowpack Observation minor N wind effect near Poulsen's Peak Educator
Alpenglow Expeditions
12/31/2020 - 12:15 Rowton peak Donner Summit Area Snowpack Observation Public
12/31/2020 - 12:00 Indian Valley Ebbetts Pass Area Snowpack Observation Professional Observer
12/31/2020 - 11:00 Carpenter Peak Independence Lake Area Snowpack Observation ECTP's on Dec 25 NCF's.  Multiple layers of concern visible in snowpack. Wind scouring during the storm then winds shifting to NE and starting to blow snow back over to other side. Forecaster
12/30/2020 - 13:00 Chickadee Mount Rose Area Snowpack Observation PWL was non reactive in CT test  Showing some friends the tests done in a snow profile pit Public
12/30/2020 - 12:00 Red Mountain Independence Lake Area Snowpack Observation Public
12/30/2020 - 01:45 Mt Judah Donner Summit Area Snowpack Observation Deep facet layer is still loose and sugary and does not form snowball Numerous tracks on steeper NE terrain Public
12/29/2020 - 14:00 NE benches below Silver Peak Cabin Creek, Deep Creek, or Pole Creek Area Snowpack Observation Educator
Alpenglow Expeditions
12/29/2020 - 13:15 Shirley Canyon Cabin Creek, Deep Creek, or Pole Creek Area Snowpack Observation Buried surface hoar Guide
Alpenglow Expeditions
12/29/2020 - 12:45 Poulson Ridge - Between Poulson Peak and Silver Peak Cabin Creek, Deep Creek, or Pole Creek Area Snowpack Observation Public
12/29/2020 - 12:15 Stanford Rock Blackwood Canyon or Ward Canyon Area Snowpack Observation Surface hoar in open sheltered terrain (all elevations) PST 80/100 (End) @ 70cm Hand hardness + layers of concern Educator
Tahoe Mountain School
12/29/2020 - 11:00 Elephant's Hump Carson Pass Area Snowpack Observation Cracking associated with a whumpf that propagated the entirety of a 20' x 30' test slope. ECTP-24 on Dec 11 facet layer A whumpf with a noticeable vertical drop while ascending this area. Forecaster

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