2022/2023: PAC will start issuing forecasts on Friday, December 9th. Forecasts will be posted on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays… until December 9th, we will update General avalanche information on our forecast page.

Early season conditions exist: We have issued a Special Avalanche Bulletin and are cautioning users to avoid travel in or around avalanche terrain***Strong temperature gradients due to a shallow snowpack that sat around for a while in sustained cold temps have created a weak sugary base in rocky terrain and some faceted layers throughout the snowpack which will likely contribute to our first avalanche cycle with significant snow and wind forecasted this Wednesday and Thursday. 

There is enough snow to travel on but this time of year can be really dangerous. Be very careful if you just can’t wait for a couple more feet of snow. Not only trauma to your body from hitting rocks and logs if you wreck or get caught in an avalanche, but damage to snowmobiles and skis is likely with the valley floors at 5,000 feet holding around a foot of snow on the ground and upper elevations with 2 feet on average and 3-4 foot drifts in other places.

Check out some of the great observations that people have submitted already to our observations page, and or submit one of your own. Thanks ahead of time!

We’re looking forward to another great season. We really appreciate your support!

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