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
01/03/2022 - 09:00 Stanford Rock West Shore Area Avalanche Observation Public
01/02/2022 - 15:15 Lower N Pickett Peak Snowpack Observation Surface Hoar Public
01/02/2022 - 14:50 SE Slide Mountain-Manzanita Bowl Mount Rose Area Snowpack Observation Public
01/02/2022 - 13:05 Pickett Peak Woodfords Canyon Snowpack Observation Test slope on NW aspect slid on a jump. Close up of test slope. 2" firm wind slab on 4-7" loose snow, on denser snow The peak. Observed light-moderate blowing snow and old crowns if you zoom in Graupel in a couple of spots surface hoar in open areas below ~8k. Melting where in sun Public
01/02/2022 - 13:01 Incline Peak Mount Rose Area Snowpack Observation Public
01/02/2022 - 13:00 Carpenter Ridge Independence Lake Area Avalanche Observation Test slope wind slab. Max Crown height ~25cm. Cornice development (height ~3m).  This cornice had previously failed resulting in a wind slab avalanche with propagation.  Old semi-buried avalanche debris.  Cornice failure onto wind slab with propagation. Blowing snow Public
01/02/2022 - 09:13 Hidden Peak West Shore Area Snowpack Observation

SW winds and blowing snow top of Hidden

01/01/2022 - 13:53 Three Sisters beside Round Top (Carson Pass) Carson Pass Area Avalanche Observation Public
01/01/2022 - 13:00 Deep Creek Cabin Creek, Deep Creek, or Pole Creek Area Snowpack Observation Wind texture at ridgetop Trees blown clear of snow Guide
Tahoe Mountain School
01/01/2022 - 12:00 Freel Luther Pass Area (including Job and Freel) Snowpack Observation Professional Observer
01/01/2022 - 10:30 Elephants Back Carson Pass Area Snowpack Observation Hard supportable wind affected snow near ridge lines and open areas. Hasty pit on wind slab, poorly bonded that released on isolation. A barren Elephant's Graveyard. Skier cut windslab at tree line, did not propagate far. Old natural avalanche mid-slope above Winnemucca lake. Old Cornice release off the ridgeline of Elephants Back. Professional Observer
12/31/2021 - 16:37 Judah Donner Summit Area Avalanche Observation Public
12/31/2021 - 13:40 Bloods Ridge Bear Valley Area Snowpack Observation Surface Hoar at aprox 7800' SW aspect Ridge top Surface Hoar at 7800' Wind loading on NE/E aspects of Bloods Ridge at 7800' Test slope in sun below and right of rock outcropping Public
12/31/2021 - 12:00 Lower Blue Carson Pass Area Snowpack Observation Professional Observer
12/31/2021 - 10:30 Jake’s peak West Shore Area Avalanche Observation Public


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