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.

Locationsort descending 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 by
Around slab butte area Slab Butte/Wong’s Bowl Area Avalanche Observation 02/21/2017 - 11:00 Public
Avalanche Alley North of yurt valley north east of duck lake on fisher creek side Fisher Saddle Area Avalanche Observation 01/02/2020 - 14:30 Public
Backside Boulder/Jughandle Area Snowpack Observation 02/03/2019 - 01:09 Public
Beaverdam Lick Creek Area Avalanche Observation 12/19/2017 - 21:34 Public
Beaverdam Peak Lick Creek Area Snowpack Observation 03/02/2019 - 12:27 Public
Beaverdam Peak Lick Creek Area Snowpack Observation 01/09/2016 - 11:45 Forecaster
Below Lick Creek Saddle Lick Creek Area Snowpack Observation 02/09/2020 - 01:00 Public
Below Round the World Bowl Mores Creek Summit Snowpack Observation 01/18/2016 - 12:00 Public
Below The trail Near Coppet Creek Brundage Out of Bounds Avalanche Observation 12/07/2019 - 14:30 Public
Below Twin Lakes on the North West side of Goose Lake Goose Lake Area Avalanche Observation 02/06/2020 - 14:00 Public
Big creek Big Creek Summit Snowpack Observation 01/11/2020 - 12:36 Public
Big Creek Summit Big Creek Summit Snowpack Observation 01/12/2020 - 12:24 Snow more snow Public
Big Creek Summit Big Creek Summit Snowpack Observation 12/08/2018 - 11:30 Public
Big creek summit Big Creek Summit Snowpack Observation 12/13/2019 - 01:41 Public
Big creek summit Big Creek Summit Snowpack Observation 02/10/2019 - 13:26 Public


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