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
12/28/2020 - 11:00 Scott Peak Five Lakes Area Snowpack Observation Guide
Alpenglow Expeditions
12/28/2020 - 11:00 Silver Peak Cabin Creek, Deep Creek, or Pole Creek Area Snowpack Observation Test pit location on NE aspect Whumpfs felt in this location by getting off the existing skin track.  NE aspect below 8000'. Forecaster
12/27/2020 - 14:00 Bear Valley Bear Valley Area Snowpack Observation Public
12/27/2020 - 12:00 Deep Creek glades Cabin Creek, Deep Creek, or Pole Creek Area Snowpack Observation Surface hoar along ridgeline in Deep Creek Surface hoar along ridgeline in Deep Creek Guide
Alpenglow Expeditions
12/27/2020 - 11:45 Mount Houghton Mount Rose Area Snowpack Observation Wind scoured west facing aspect of Tamarack Peak Snow from the Dec 11th facet layer Snow pit dug on a 29 degree slope on east aspect Isolated column post compression test Public
12/27/2020 - 11:45 Judah Donner Summit Area Avalanche Observation Guide
Blackbird Mountain Guides
12/27/2020 - 11:30 Becker Peak Echo Summit Area Snowpack Observation Public
12/27/2020 - 11:00 Carpenter Ridge Independence Lake Area Avalanche Observation Brandon triggered the avalanche 150m behind him when he stepped off his skis while digging a pit on this lower angle slope. Looking down at the debris. The skiers right side of the avalanche. Looking across the avalanche path. Digging into the top of the crown. Coming back out from looking at the crown and bed surface. , Forecaster
12/27/2020 - 10:00 Incline Lake Peak Mount Rose Area Snowpack Observation Public
12/27/2020 - 08:45 Donner ridge area Donner Summit Area Avalanche Observation Public
12/26/2020 - 17:00 Webber Peak Little Truckee Summit Areas Avalanche Observation Climbers right side of the crown looking south. Climber's left side of the crown looking north Some of the debris over rocks and into trees Avalanche bed surface - the crust at the base of the 12/25 snow. The Dec 11th facets are below the lower crust in the picture. Overview of the avalanche Approaching the crown on 12/30 Crown profile on 12/30 Forecaster
12/26/2020 - 14:15 Nipple peak Carson Pass Area Avalanche Observation Public
12/26/2020 - 14:00 Pickett Peak Woodfords Canyon Snowpack Observation Professional Observer
12/26/2020 - 13:00 Eureka Peak Outside of the Forecast Area Avalanche Observation Public
12/26/2020 - 13:00 Hidden Peak West Shore Area Snowpack Observation Public

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