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 occurrence Avalanche observation video Avalanche photos Snowpit videos (tests, etc) Snowpack photos Snowpit or crown profile photo or graph Observation made bysort descending
Granite Mtn Goose Lake Area Snowpack Observation 02/10/2019 - 10:00 Forecaster
East Fork of Corral Cr Fisher Saddle Area Avalanche Observation 03/10/2019 - 08:20 Forecaster
Granite Just Below Weather Station Goose Lake Area Snowpack Observation 01/05/2020 - 12:30 Forecaster
Near Victor Saddle Warren Wagon Eastside/Crestline Area Snowpack Observation 01/26/2016 - 11:45 Forecaster
North and South Tamarack Backcountry Tamarack Out of Bounds Snowpack Observation 12/23/2016 - 13:00 Forecaster
North East Aspect Council Mountain Ridgeline Council Mountain Area Avalanche Observation 02/02/2020 - 00:30 Forecaster
South Rain Lick Creek Area Snowpack Observation 01/26/2020 - 12:30 Forecaster
Granite Mountain NNE Face Above Twin Lakes Goose Lake Area Avalanche Observation 01/31/2016 - 13:00 Forecaster
Black Dog Bowl Slab Butte/Wong’s Bowl Area Avalanche Observation 01/06/2019 - 06:22 Forecaster
Granite MTN Goose Lake Area Snowpack Observation 12/13/2019 - 11:45 Forecaster
South Corner, below PPG Yurts/North Fork Lake Fork Drainage Lick Creek Area Snowpack Observation 02/18/2018 - 13:30 Forecaster
Sgts Ridge North aspect Brundage Out of Bounds Snowpack Observation 02/23/2020 - 12:30 Forecaster
Lick Creek Drainage Lick Creek Area Snowpack Observation 01/25/2017 - 13:32 Forecaster
Fisher Saddle, headwaters of Little French Creek Fisher Saddle Area Snowpack Observation 12/22/2015 - 14:20 Forecaster
Upper Diamond Ridge Secesh Summit Area Snowpack Observation 12/28/2018 - 12:15 Forecaster

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