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.

Location Region Observation Type Date and time of observation or avalanche occurrencesort ascending Avalanche observation video Avalanche photos Snowpit videos (tests, etc) Snowpack photos Snowpit or crown profile photo or graph Observation made by
Chewelah Peak West Selkirk Mountains Snowpack Observation 01/28/2021 - 13:00 Public
Sundance Ridge Avalanche Observation 01/28/2021 - 12:15 Public
Brimstone Snowpack Observation 01/24/2021 - 16:02 Forecaster
West Willow Creek Silver Valley Area Snowpack Observation 01/24/2021 - 12:00 Wide spread crystals forming on the surface. Wide spread crystals forming on the surface. Public
Atlasta Bowl 5400’ N SPC Selkirk Mountains Snowpack Observation 01/24/2021 - 11:30 Public
Brimstone Silver Valley Area Snowpack Observation 01/21/2021 - 10:30 Forecaster
Dominion Peak Silver Valley Area Snowpack Observation 01/14/2021 - 13:35 Forecaster
Big blue 3/4 Selkirk Mountains Snowpack Observation 01/14/2021 - 12:00 Public
Hanakar Peak Silver Valley Area Avalanche Observation 01/12/2021 - 19:45 Forecaster
Snow Cr., Cooks Ridge, South aspect Selkirk Mountains Snowpack Observation 01/10/2021 - 14:45 Public
Upper Copper Basin St. Regis Basin Snowpack Observation 01/10/2021 - 11:00 Public
Glidden Ridge Silver Valley Area Snowpack Observation 01/09/2021 - 10:00 Public
South of Schweitzer Triple - Gladed Face Selkirk Mountains Snowpack Observation 01/08/2021 - 14:25 Public
west willow Silver Valley Area Snowpack Observation 01/08/2021 (All day) Public
FAA towers Silver Valley Area Snowpack Observation 01/07/2021 - 10:30 Forecaster


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