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 Region Observation Type Photos Snowpack, Avalanche, Weather Videos Snowpit videos (tests, etc) Observation made by
02/05/2022 - 13:22 Johnson Canyon Donner Summit Area Snowpack Observation Public
02/05/2022 - 13:00 Forestdale Creek Carson Pass Area Snowpack Observation Professional Observer
02/05/2022 - 12:20 Mt. Judah Donner Summit Area Snowpack Observation 1 inch of surface wet snow on S slopes at 7,800' at 12:20pm. Far enough below the ridgetop to be out of the wind. Forecaster
02/05/2022 - 12:11 Johnson canyon Donner Summit Area Snowpack Observation Wind scoured surfaces on a N aspect Scouring of NE aspect, with slick rain crust on the surface, wind textured snow Crusts and developing facets near the surface on a N aspect Educator
Blackbird Mountain GuideshB
02/05/2022 - 12:00 Lincoln Ridge Yuba Pass Area Snowpack Observation Surface hoar on an open N facing slope near 7200 ft. Breakable crusts on a NE facing slope. Snowpit in which we were focused on collecting information about he weak snow near the surface. ECTN test results. Wind hammered snow surfaces on the ridge. Forecaster
02/04/2022 - 12:58 Kirkwood Lake Carson Pass Area Snowpack Observation Ski pen. @ 11:45 on solar aspect. Fallen trees and debris within this area. Hard wind effected snow at ridgeline. Drainages and depressions melting out to the ground. Professional Observer
02/04/2022 - 12:15 Cathedral Peak Desolation Wilderness Area (including Emerald Bay) Snowpack Observation Skier triggered tiny wet loose surface instability, but the most we have seen in several weeks. South aspects of Cathedral Peak melted out to unusable over the past two weeks. Forecaster
02/04/2022 - 12:00 Elephants Hump Carson Pass Area Snowpack Observation Large Surface Hoar Large Surface Hoar 2 Hand Hardness: about 6 cm surface hoar and near surface facets, 1-2cm rain/melt freeze curst, 5-6cm near surface facets, to rounded consolidated snow About 6 cm surface hoar and near surface facets, 1-2cm rain/melt freeze curst, 5-6cm near surface facets Educator
Lake Tahoe Community College - Wilderness EducationhL
02/03/2022 - 13:00 Ralston Peak Desolation Wilderness Area (including Emerald Bay) Snowpack Observation Public
02/03/2022 - 12:47 Pickett Peak observation Snowpack Observation Hard firm wind affected snow near tree line @ 8800'. Very low snow totals on solar aspects surrounding Hawkins and Picketts Peak. 6-8" of faceted snow on the surface. Large surface hoar formation. 4" of boot pen in well faceted snow. Thick ice crust found near tree line around 8800'. Professional Observer
02/03/2022 - 11:59 Chocolate Peak ENE Bowl Mount Rose Area Snowpack Observation Public
02/03/2022 - 11:30 Far East Ridge of Tamarack Peak Mount Rose Area Snowpack Observation Wind affected snow on a typically sheltered slope on the east ridge of Tamarack. Breakable crust on a more exposed slope. Wind sculpted features on exposed areas along the ridge. Smooth wind packed surfaces on an exposed NE facing slope. Dirt and rock starting so show in some places on the ridge. Forecaster
02/02/2022 - 13:37 Upper Mott Creek Drainage Luther Pass Area (including Job and Freel) Snowpack Observation Public
02/02/2022 - 12:00 Meiss Carson Pass Area Snowpack Observation Professional Observer
02/02/2022 - 11:30 Slab Cliffs Mount Rose Area Snowpack Observation Wind scoured surfaces on a N-NE aspect at 9600 ft. Strong NE winds moving snow in below treeline areas. Wind scoured slope with raised ski tracks in a near treeline area. Shallow and small deposits of wind-blown snow on a SW aspect at around 9600 ft. Frozen melt-freeze crusts on a sunny slope. Wind sculpted surface textures. Forecaster

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