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 Typesort descending 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 by
Beaverdam Peak Lick Creek Area Snowpack Observation 03/02/2019 - 12:27 Public
Ridge South of Six-Bit Creek Big Creek Summit Snowpack Observation 03/05/2019 - 14:20 Public
Just Below Fisher Cr Saddle Fisher Saddle Area Snowpack Observation 02/10/2019 - 11:30 Forecaster
Upper Six-Bit Creek Big Creek Summit Snowpack Observation 03/16/2019 - 12:26 Public
Sub peak W. of Thunderbolt Mtn. Other Snowpack Observation 03/17/2019 - 01:46 Public
Thunderbolt Mountain Other Snowpack Observation 03/25/2019 - 13:35 Public
Heaven's Gate Lookout Other Snowpack Observation 11/26/2019 - 14:30 Board of Directors
Sargents Brundage Out of Bounds Snowpack Observation 12/12/2019 - 08:45 Public
Surprise Bench Lick Creek Area Snowpack Observation 12/12/2019 - 14:00 Public
Granite MTN Goose Lake Area Snowpack Observation 12/13/2019 - 11:45 Forecaster
Above Twin Lakes Goose Lake Area Snowpack Observation 12/13/2019 - 12:30 Forecaster
Big creek summit Big Creek Summit Snowpack Observation 12/13/2019 - 01:41 Public
Lady bug Boulder/Jughandle Area Snowpack Observation 12/14/2019 - 13:40 Public
Top of Wildwood Bowls Tamarack Out of Bounds Snowpack Observation 12/14/2019 - 15:20 Public
Wongs Bowl Slab Butte/Wong’s Bowl Area Snowpack Observation 12/20/2019 - 14:00 Public


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