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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
1322407800November 27, 2011 3:30pmSummit - near summit lakewinds ramped up from sat afternoon temps also into 20s.found previously protected trees now getting wind hammered. active transporting of snow at all elevations and aspects. found leeward ridges to be …
1321488000November 17, 2011 12:00Summit - ManitobaThis pit was dug on NNW Manitoba at 2300' in an area with little wind damage. However, most of Manitoba has been heavily wind affected. Areas above 2000' varied from completely scoured to the ground a …
1321272000November 14, 2011 12:00pmSummit - Birch Trees Summit Lake AreaHeard a report from the USFS that a motorists was driving near milepost 41 of the Seward Highway south of Summit Lake. The motorist reported seeing a 40 meter wide avalanche in motion on the west s …
1321189200November 13, 2011 1:00pmSummit - Fresno RidgeLower Eastern slope of Colorado Mtn, Friday: HS 50cm below treeline on ESE aspects 10-20cm powder well bonded to lower layers, basal weakness found in places where the grass had ice lens formed on it …
1321099200November 12, 2011 12:00pmSummit - Summit Ski Hill/TenderfootWent to Summit Ski Hill/Tenderfoot today. Cloudy/snowy conditions persisted throughout the day, even though on multiple attempts the sun tried to break out. Strong wind throughout the day caused the g …
1320968802November 10, 2011 11:46pmSummit - manitobawe were skiing a face w/ se-s-sw aspects and decided to ski down the skiers right edge that was s-se facing.I was the first to drop in and about 500 ft down from the ridge there was an old glide avala …
1320940800November 10, 2011 4:00pmSummit - South Facing Manitoba Mtn. above Juneau Cr. aroundGlide avalanche released next to skier while skiing around 3,500' elevation, south facing Manitoba. First skier skied rib without consequence. Second boarder rode same rib, made it 1/3 of the way down …
1320922800November 10, 2011 11:00Summit - Manitoba Mtn.Here are a few more photos to supplement my last skier-triggered observation
1320850800November 9, 2011 3:00pmSummit - Photo taken across the road from Fresno. Photo ofMore photos of widespread glide cracks from Summit to Turnagain. Conditions below treeline in Summit: dry powder, once above treeline wind scouring and wind loading onto north and east faces.
1293926400January 2, 2011 12:00Summit - Tenderfoot RidgeThis remotely triggered avalanche slid when a skier was approaching the upper section of the Tenderfoot Ridgeline in the Summit Lake area. A shooting crack shot out 75ft in front of him and release …
1291075200November 30, 2010 12:00Summit - Colorado PeakThere have been several small natural and human triggered avalanches in the Summit Lake area over the past couple days. This is an indication that avalanche danger will increase rapidly once there …
1268784000March 17, 2010 12:00Summit - North Gilpatricks (Summit Lake
1268611200March 15, 2010 12:00Summit - Lower Summit LakeAs a seperate snowboard-triggered avalanche ran down the slope, that avalanche triggered this additional avalanche. It appears this avalanche failed to the ground in a thin sun baked snowpack.
1259971200December 5, 2009 12:00Summit - Puluki BowlThis south facing bowl avalanched 12/1 or 12/2 during the height of the storm. It obviously failed on the facets near the ground and propagated 900 feet across. The crown face averaged 2 feet dee …
1259971200December 5, 2009 12:00Summit - Raven's RidgeThis avalanche released on 12/1 or 12/2 on a S/SW aspect of Raven's Ridge in the Summit Lake area. It propagated about 600 feet down the ridge and failed at the ground.
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