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 - 13:15 Silver Peak to Deep Creek Cabin Creek, Deep Creek, or Pole Creek Area Avalanche Observation Guide
International Alpine Guides
01/02/2021 - 13:00 Meiss Carson Pass Area Snowpack Observation Professional Observer
01/02/2021 - 11:30 S/SW Aspect of Tamarack Peak Mount Rose Area Snowpack Observation Signs of wind transported snow on S/SW aspect Limited visibility due to incoming storm. Picture taken toward Mt Houghton Limited visibility due to incoming storm. Picture taken at top of Tamarack. Public
01/02/2021 - 10:30 Lincoln RIdge Yuba Pass Area Snowpack Observation Low level cloud cover provided misty conditions. New wind slabs were dense and difficult to trigger. Only after undercutting a test slope could we get a wind slab to fail. Forecaster
01/02/2021 - 10:00 Jakes Peak West Shore Area Snowpack Observation Pit Profile. Misty cloud cover near Jakes. Roller balls on ski cuts. Professional Observer
01/02/2021 - 10:00 Scout Peak Echo Summit Area Snowpack Observation Facets from roughly 25 cm deep. Hasty snowpit. Did not perform an ECT. Public
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 - 14:00 Brockway Summit Snowpack Observation The test slope that failed on the Dec 11 facets when we jumped on it. 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

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