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 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
Landmark Mountain Other Snowpack Observation 03/21/2020 - 13:30 Public
North side of Peak 7268 south of Granite Peak Goose Lake Area Snowpack Observation 03/17/2020 - 13:30 pinwheels and snowballs from each turn Skier descending slope Public
Josephine Lake Secesh Summit Area Snowpack Observation 03/15/2020 - 14:00 Cornice collapse Public
Blacktip Area Fisher Saddle Area Avalanche Observation 03/11/2020 - 14:30 Public
Sgts Ridge North aspect Brundage Out of Bounds Snowpack Observation 02/23/2020 - 12:30 Forecaster
South side of Council Mountain near the end of Rd 165 Council Mountain Area Avalanche Observation 02/21/2020 - 17:50 Public
First North bowl Council Mountain Area Avalanche Observation 02/21/2020 - 09:00 Council Public
First North bowl Council Mountain Area Avalanche Observation 02/21/2020 - 09:00 Council Public
Fisher saddle area and cross country to Granite Lake Fisher Saddle Area Snowpack Observation 02/20/2020 - 17:00 Public
High country around Hazzard Lakes Hazard Lake Area Snowpack Observation 02/19/2020 - 19:43 Public
Secesh Summit backcountry Secesh Summit Area Snowpack Observation 02/17/2020 - 16:00 Public
8,302 Lick Creek Area Avalanche Observation 02/09/2020 - 12:30 Public
Below Lick Creek Saddle Lick Creek Area Snowpack Observation 02/09/2020 - 01:00 Public
Granite Peak Council Mountain Area Avalanche Observation 02/08/2020 - 11:00 Forecaster
Below Twin Lakes on the North West side of Goose Lake Goose Lake Area Avalanche Observation 02/06/2020 - 14:00 Public


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