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
Lost Creek Drainage Selkirk Mountains Avalanche Observation 02/07/2021 - 10:45 Public
Halfway up blue on the west side 6300' Selkirk Mountains Snowpack Observation 02/07/2021 - 10:30 Public
Rawhide Road off HooDoo Pass Avalanche Observation 02/06/2021 - 14:15 Public
Glidden Ridge Silver Valley Area Avalanche Observation 02/06/2021 - 11:30 Public
hourglass near frost Silver Valley Area Avalanche Observation 02/06/2021 - 11:00 Public
West Slope West Willow Peak Silver Valley Area Snowpack Observation 02/05/2021 - 14:00 Public
Triggered slide setting skin line on NE side Keokee 5600 ‘ just above Caribou Hut (Sandpoint Hut Association) Selkirk Mountains Avalanche Observation 02/05/2021 - 12:30 Public
Summit Creek off Lightning Creek Cabinet Mountains Avalanche Observation 02/05/2021 - 12:00 Public
West Willow Silver Valley Area Snowpack Observation 02/05/2021 - 11:00 Boulder Creek Public
Selkirks (North of Schweitzer) Selkirk Mountains Avalanche Observation 02/05/2021 - 10:30 Board of Directors
Glidden Ridge Whumphing Silver Valley Area Snowpack Observation 02/04/2021 - 11:35 Forecaster
Glidden Ridge Remote Trigger Silver Valley Area Avalanche Observation 02/04/2021 - 10:30 Forecaster
Billy Bowl Selkirk Mountains Avalanche Observation 02/03/2021 - 13:45 Public
Lucky Friday Bowl Silver Valley Area Avalanche Observation 02/03/2021 - 12:30 Public
Middle Fork Bowl, Selkirk Powder CO Selkirk Mountains Snowpack Observation 02/03/2021 - 10:00 Public


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