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. FAC 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 http://www.snowpilot.org/. A video on how to download and use this program is available here.

Date and time of observation or avalanche occurrencesort ascending Location Region Observation Type Observation made by Avalanche observation video Avalanche Photos Snowpack photos Snowpit videos (tests, etc)
10/15/2017 - 11:00 North ridge of Great Northern Flathead Range/Glacier National Park - Middle Fork Corridor Snowpack Observation Forecaster
10/06/2017 - 10:00 Desert Mountain Flathead Range/Glacier National Park - Middle Fork Corridor Snowpack Observation Forecaster
05/11/2017 - 12:10 Forecaster Observation - Great Northern, Flathead Range Flathead Range/Glacier National Park - Middle Fork Corridor Avalanche Observation Forecaster
05/07/2017 - 12:58 Public Observation - Mt. Cameahwait, Middle Fork Flathead Range/Glacier National Park - Middle Fork Corridor Avalanche Observation Public
05/07/2017 - 12:03 Pro Observation - Heavens Peak, GNP Outside of the Advisory Area Avalanche Observation Professional Observer
05/04/2017 - 11:00 Forecaster Observation - Garden Wall, GNP Outside of the Advisory Area Avalanche Observation Forecaster
05/01/2017 - 12:00 Public Observation - Lost Johnny Drainage, Swan Mtns Swan Range - East Side (Hungry Horse Reservoir access) Snowpack Observation Public , , , , ,
04/30/2017 - 16:30 Forecaster Observation - Mt. Shields, GNP Flathead Range - Marias Pass/Skyland Avalanche Observation Forecaster
04/28/2017 - 17:30 Forecaster Observation - Rescue Creek, Flathead Range Flathead Range/Glacier National Park - Middle Fork Corridor Avalanche Observation Forecaster
04/28/2017 - 15:00 Forecaster Observation - Mt. Aeneas, Swan Range Swan Range - West Side (Flathead Valley access) Snowpack Observation Forecaster
04/28/2017 - 12:01 Pro Observation - Heavens Peak, GNP Outside of the Advisory Area Avalanche Observation Public
04/19/2017 - 12:30 Forecaster Observation - Mt. Nyack, Flathead Range Flathead Range/Glacier National Park - Middle Fork Corridor Snowpack Observation Forecaster
04/16/2017 - 14:30 Forecaster Observation - Heavens Peak, GNP Outside of the Advisory Area Avalanche Observation Forecaster
04/11/2017 - 17:00 Forecaster Observation- Mt. Penrose, Flathead Range Flathead Range/Glacier National Park - Middle Fork Corridor Avalanche Observation Forecaster
04/11/2017 - 07:00 Forecaster Observation - Elk Mountain, GNP Flathead Range - Marias Pass/Skyland Snowpack Observation Forecaster

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