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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. The Flathead Avalanche Center (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 occurrence Location Region Observation Type Observation made by Avalanche observation video Avalanche Photos Snowpack photos Snowpit videos (tests, etc)
02/07/2017 - 16:00 Forecaster Observation - Wahoo Ck vicinity, Flathead Range Flathead Range - Bob Marshall Wilderness Avalanche Observation Forecaster
02/07/2017 - 12:30 Forecaster Observation- Skookaleel Ridge, Southern Whitefish Range Whitefish Range - Southern (south of Coal Creek) Snowpack Observation Forecaster , File Obs video 02072017 Skook Ridge
02/07/2017 - 04:00 Unnamed drainage near Wahoo and Cascadilla Creeks, Flathead Range Flathead Range/Glacier National Park - Middle Fork Corridor Avalanche Observation Forecaster Wahoo-Cascadilla Avalanche
02/06/2017 - 13:30 Public Observation - Blacktail Mountain (outside advisory area) Outside of the Advisory Area Snowpack Observation Public
02/06/2017 - 09:52 Forecaster Observation - Ghoulie's Point and WMR avalanche mitigation Whitefish Range - Southern (south of Coal Creek) Snowpack Observation Professional Observer
02/05/2017 - 14:16 Public Observation - Triangle Peak, Flathead Range Swan Range - East Side (Hungry Horse Reservoir access) Avalanche Observation Public File 6400' West aspect Triable Peak. 2/5/17
02/05/2017 - 13:05 Public Observation - Skookaleel Ridge, Whitefish Range Whitefish Range - Southern (south of Coal Creek) Snowpack Observation Public File High avalanche danger outside Whitefish Mountain Resort, 2/5/17
02/05/2017 - 12:00 Public Observation - South Canyon vicinity, Whitefish Range Whitefish Range - Southern (south of Coal Creek) Avalanche Observation Public
02/05/2017 - 09:00 Public Observation - South Canyon, Whitefish Range Whitefish Range - Southern (south of Coal Creek) Snowpack Observation Public
02/04/2017 - 16:30 Avalanche Observation - Lost Johnny, Swan Range Swan Range - East Side (Hungry Horse Reservoir access) Avalanche Observation Public
02/04/2017 - 12:00 Public Observation - Lost Johnny/Doris, Swan Range Swan Range - West Side (Flathead Valley access) Snowpack Observation Public
02/03/2017 - 12:04 Professional Observation - Skyland Area, Flathead Range Flathead Range - Marias Pass/Skyland Snowpack Observation Public
02/01/2017 - 12:00 Forecaster Observation - Six-Mile area, Swan Range Swan Range - West Side (Flathead Valley access) Snowpack Observation Forecaster
01/31/2017 - 13:00 Public Observation - Running Rabbit, Glacier National Park Glacier National Park - Southern Lewis Range Snowpack Observation Public
01/31/2017 - 13:00 Forecaster Observation - Big Slide, Whitefish Range Whitefish Range - Southern (south of Coal Creek) Snowpack Observation Forecaster

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