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Skiing, snowboarding, snowmachining, hiking, walking, and all other methods of travel or recreation on snow are dangerous and a potential hazard to personal safety. Each person who ventures onto snow is responsible for his or her own safety. Many snow travelers find that education, information, and experience can increase their safety when they are on snow. The public observations reported on this site may appear to offer information about the safety of traveling or recreating on snow, but it is critical to remember that such observations are not evaluated or edited for accuracy and represent the subjective experience of the author.

Individuals may have widely differing perceptions, for a given location, date, and time, of the safety of traveling or recreating on snow, of avalanche hazards, and of skiing or snowboarding conditions. The hazards and conditions reported in an observation can change rapidly. In addition, individuals can differ greatly in both their perception of objective hazards and their acceptance of the risk to personal safety of these hazards.

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PhotosDateLocationAvalanche?General Observations
1228867200December 10, 2008 12:00Outside of Advisory Area - Magnum SW AspectWatch out for steep rollovers like this one. Its not a very big avalanche, but it could still bury you or smash you into those alders.
1228867200December 10, 2008 12:00Outside of Advisory Area - Sunny Side Eastern AspectThis is one of those hour glass shaped avalanche paths. The starting zone at the top is a heavily wind effected bowl. You can see the wind scoured ridge along the lookers right. It looked like t …
1228867200December 10, 2008 12:00Outside of Advisory Area - Tincan (Todd's Run) North AspeThis is kind of fuzzy, but I just wanted to get a closer look at the terrain and the crown face. Check out how deep it is under the rocks on the lookers right. I've seen lots of avalanches undern …
1228348800December 4, 2008 12:00Outside of Advisory Area - Seward Hwy (near Kern Creek)This artillery triggered avalanche might support the theory that our weak snowpack will fail with a larger trigger. It definately shows that the weak layer of faceted October snow on the ground is …
1228176000December 2, 2008 12:00Outside of Advisory Area - Sunburst 3400 feet SW aspectPit located about 50m away from remote skier-triggered avalanche that occurred on 11-28-08. Total snowpack depth is 4 feet (120 cm). Easily found buried surface hoar/facet layer 3 feet down (95 cm …
1228176000December 2, 2008 12:00Outside of Advisory Area - SunburstI was goofing around and isolated this 2 inch wide column that was the full snowpack depth of about 4 feet deep. I was hoping to get a picture of the layer of buried surface hoar about that is abo …
1228176000December 2, 2008 12:00Outside of Advisory Area - Glacier Ranger District OfficeNovember Totals: 2008 78" Snow, 6.7" Water 2007 117" Snow, 13.9" Water 2006 12" Snow, .8" Water 2005 12" Snow, 3" Water This is a weather chart for the Center Ridge weather station at 1800 feet and …
1227830400November 28, 2008 12:00Outside of Advisory Area - AlyeskaChristmas Chute went sympathetic to artillery shot in Glacier Bowl Right Wall.
1227830400November 28, 2008 12:00Outside of Advisory Area - SunburstThis was a human-triggered avalanche on the south west aspect on Sunburst. This avalanche was remotely-triggered from a distance from a group of skiers on the flats down below. Occured within 24 …
1227771480November 27, 2008 7:38Outside of Advisory Area - Cornbiscuit
1227358560November 22, 2008 12:56pmOutside of Advisory Area - Tincan - TurnagainUnderside of failed compression test layer. Surface hoar intact.
1227225600November 21, 2008 12:00Outside of Advisory Area - Seattle Ridge (Mama's Bowl) SWThis was from a pit during a tour up Seattle Ridge on Friday November 21, 2008. The darker colored slab on top is denser "1Finger" snow. The lighter colored layer underneath that slab is less den …
1227052800November 19, 2008 12:00Outside of Advisory Area - Mama's Bowl
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