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
North and south aspects of Storm pk Secesh Summit Area Snowpack Observation 11/22/2016 - 14:10 Public
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
North facing Big Creek Summit Snowpack Observation 02/24/2019 - 12:14 Public
North Fork Lake Fork Lick Creek Area Snowpack Observation 12/27/2015 - 14:00 Small wind slab on steep roll over Forecaster
North of Blue Point Campground Other Avalanche Observation 01/27/2018 - 16:00 Public
North of Northwest Passage/Brundage Other Snowpack Observation 12/06/2015 - 11:22 Public
North of SGTs/Brundage Mtn Brundage Out of Bounds Avalanche Observation 02/19/2017 - 16:24 Public
North of Yellow Pine Other Avalanche Observation 02/27/2018 - 10:06 Public
North Shoots of Six bit Cr Big Creek Summit Snowpack Observation 12/30/2019 - 11:30 Public
North shotd Big Creek Summit Snowpack Observation 12/21/2017 - 13:29 Public
North Side 1st Knob Big Creek Summit Snowpack Observation 01/08/2020 - 13:00 Public
North side big creek summit Big Creek Summit Avalanche Observation 04/10/2016 - 13:20 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
Northeast facing Wildwood-wind protected Tamarack Out of Bounds Snowpack Observation 01/02/2017 - 14:00 Forecaster


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