Please remember that these observations indicate what was going on in the snowpack at a single point in time and space. They may not represent conditions where you are or where you plan to be. They also come from a variety of sources. PAC cannot vouch for the quality or accuracy of any observations that come from the general public. Some of these may be professional quality observations; some may not. Please use observations listed on this page as part of your information gathering process, but as always don't make decisions based on a single piece of information.

If you are looking for more information on how to understand the information on this page, all of the pit data graphs and stability tests are part of what is presented in a Level II avalanche class that follows the American Avalanche Association (AAA) or American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) curriculum guidelines. All of the coding and abbreviations for data presented follows the publication Snow, Weather, and Avalanches: Observational Guidelines for Avalanche Programs in the United States (SWAG) which is the standard for all professional avalanche programs in the US. An electronic copy is available here. Most of what you are looking for is in Chapter 2 and Appendix F part 1. We use a program called SnowPilot to create the snowpit graphs. This program is available as a free download at http://www.snowpilot.org/. A video on how to download and use this program is available here.

Location Region Observation Type Date and time of observation or avalanche occurrencesort ascending Avalanche observation video Avalanche photos Snowpit videos (tests, etc) Snowpack photos Snowpit or crown profile photo or graph Observation made by
Sargents Brundage Out of Bounds Snowpack Observation 01/19/2019 - 00:47 Public
Sargents Other Snowpack Observation 01/18/2019 - 12:00 Public
Lick Summit Lick Creek Area Snowpack Observation 01/14/2019 - 02:00 Public
Deadwood Summit Other Snowpack Observation 01/13/2019 - 12:19 Public
Six-Bit Creek Big Creek Summit Snowpack Observation 01/11/2019 - 12:00 Public
Sargents - East Facing Brundage Out of Bounds Snowpack Observation 01/10/2019 - 14:00 Public
Surprise Bench Lick Creek Area Snowpack Observation 01/09/2019 - 14:00 Public
Deep Lake Warren Wagon Eastside/Crestline Area Snowpack Observation 01/08/2019 - 13:04 Forecaster
Big Creek Summit- NW of Road Big Creek Summit Snowpack Observation 01/08/2019 - 12:00 Public
Big Creek Summit- NW of Road Big Creek Summit Snowpack Observation 01/08/2019 - 12:00 Public
Just Below Fisher Cr Saddle Fisher Saddle Area Snowpack Observation 01/06/2019 - 11:30 Forecaster
Black Dog Bowl Slab Butte/Wong’s Bowl Area Avalanche Observation 01/06/2019 - 06:22 Forecaster
Near top of avi paths Just S of Box lake trailhead Lick Creek Area Snowpack Observation 01/04/2019 - 13:00 Pit location photo Public
Playground NE aspect Goose Lake Area Snowpack Observation 01/02/2019 - 14:08 Forecaster
Blue Moon Bowl/Niki''s Nook Goose Lake Area Snowpack Observation 01/02/2019 - 12:15 Forecaster

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