Backcountry Recreation and COVID-19

  • We will continue to post snowpack observations and biweekly avalanche advisories until further notice.
  • COAC is discouraging backcountry skiing and recreation in an effort to protect our communities and to avoid additional strain on our limited rescue and healthcare resources.
  • If you do choose to head out in the backcountry please consider that any backcountry rescue will tax resources that are needed to manage the impacts of COVID-19. Slow down, be conservative, and consider avoiding avalanche terrain. Read this message from an ER physician for tips on traveling in the backcountry right now.
  • Please continue to follow CDC guidelines and state executive orders


Avalanche Advisory

Spring 2020 End of Operations
Monday, March 30, 2020

Recent Observations

Mt. Bailey
Diamond Lake Area (Baily, Crater Lake, Thielson)
Tam Rim Conditions Pro Ob
Tam Rim Area
Paulina conditions Pro Ob
Newberry Crater Area
Ball Butte conditions Pro Ob
Broken Top Area