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 Regionsort descending 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
Grassy Twins Lake(lower) Hazard Lake Area Avalanche Observation 03/16/2016 - 10:59 Public
8302 Shoulder Lick Creek Area Snowpack Observation 02/09/2019 - 12:00 Public
Slick Rock Lick Creek Area Snowpack Observation 02/09/2017 - 12:12 Public
Sawtooth Pk. Lick Creek Area Snowpack Observation 01/03/2016 - 12:55 CT19 @ 65 cm from snow surface. Black card indicates where failure occured Hardness profile from pit on Sawtooth Peak. 8080 feet on west facing slop. Purposefully dug in wind loaded high elevation terrain Wind has mad minature spines and ribs on west face of Sawtooth Peak Many solar recieving slopes now have a 2-4 cm suncrust Forecaster
East Aspect Just North of Slickrock Lick Creek Area Avalanche Observation 01/20/2019 - 06:00 Public
S Corner Cly WSW Aspect Lick Creek Area Avalanche Observation 02/24/2019 - 13:04 Forecaster
Lick Creek Summit Lick Creek Area Snowpack Observation 01/31/2017 - 01:25 Public
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
North Fork Lake Fork Lick Creek Area Snowpack Observation 12/27/2015 - 14:00 Small wind slab on steep roll over Forecaster
Above Duck Lake Lick Creek Area Avalanche Observation 12/31/2018 - 02:59 Forecaster
Above Fool Hen Meadows Lick Creek Area Avalanche Observation 03/25/2016 - 15:30 Professional Observer
West face sawtooth pk Lick Creek Area Avalanche Observation 01/07/2017 - 14:04 Public
South Corner, below PPG Yurts/North Fork Lake Fork Drainage Lick Creek Area Snowpack Observation 02/18/2018 - 13:30 Forecaster
Cly Creek Lick Creek Area Avalanche Observation 03/01/2019 - 14:27 Crown Cracking on skin track cornice Public
Beaverdam Lick Creek Area Avalanche Observation 12/19/2017 - 21:34 Public

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