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. IPAC 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. Please send us your observations using the buttons below.

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
Mullan Pass Silver Valley Area Snowpack Observation 01/23/2020 - 10:30 Forecaster
Mullan Pass Silver Valley Area Snowpack Observation 02/01/2018 - 10:00 Forecaster
N face of Stevens 6,200ft St. Regis Basin Snowpack Observation 12/11/2020 - 09:15 Public
N ridge of Burke Summit Silver Valley Area Snowpack Observation 01/10/2022 - 11:30 Forecaster
N. Fork Bull, Cabinets Cabinet Mountains Snowpack Observation 01/23/2022 - 11:00 Public
NE aspect on Tiger near the peak Silver Valley Area Snowpack Observation 03/12/2022 - 12:05 Public
Near Reservoir and Lakeview Triple Selkirk Mountains Snowpack Observation 01/22/2022 - 12:00 SH observed on 01/22/2022 Public
near top of stella Selkirk Mountains Snowpack Observation 01/02/2018 - 10:00 Public
Nicks cabin above sawmill gulch NW aspect 5000' Silver Valley Area Snowpack Observation 02/07/2021 - 11:00 Public
North aspect of top of ridge around 5900 feet Silver Valley Area Snowpack Observation 01/08/2020 - 13:09 Public
North of Blue Selkirk Mountains Snowpack Observation 03/01/2021 - 11:00 Board of Directors
Northeast Ridge up to West Willow Peak at 5500 ft Silver Valley Area Snowpack Observation 02/09/2019 - 13:00 Public
On the ridge SE backside of the 1st lake Selkirk Mountains Avalanche Observation 02/07/2021 - 12:36 Public
Poorman Creek Cabinet Mountains Snowpack Observation 03/26/2021 - 16:30 Public
Pre-storm surface hoar, various locations in St. Regis & Silver Valley zone Silver Valley Area Snowpack Observation 01/29/2022 (All day) Forecaster


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