** IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT **

As of March 30th, COAC has suspended backcountry avalanche advisories and pro observations until further notice.

On March 23rd, Governor Brown of Oregon issued Stay at Home orders for the public regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. The directives are clear in that “to the maximum extent possible, individuals stay at home or in their place of residence.” On March 27th the Deschutes National Forest issued a closure of all developed recreation sites including trailheads and snoparks. COAC is committed to supporting our community, local emergency services, and agency partners and because of this we felt it important to cease operations as we all work together to minimize the impacts and spread of COVID-19.   

This decision was not taken lightly. Aside from the need to maintain congruency with the Governors' orders, there are inherent risks with backcountry activities in alpine environments and it’s important to consider unnecessary exposure to COAC forecasters, first responders, and local medical staff in light of the current situation.

We look forward to getting back into the mountains and providing you all with the tools to recreate safely in the backcountry. Until then we thank you for your continued support and wish all our mountain community the best of health and wellness.

Observations

Date Title Report Type Position Reporter(s) Date and time of avalanche (best estimate if unknown)
Sat, 04/25/2015 - 18:50 Avalanche in Tumalo bowl
Public
Thu, 04/09/2015 - 10:10 Tumalo Bowl avalanche
Public
Mon, 12/29/2014 - 13:37 Tumalo-area Avalanche Activity
Public
Tue, 12/23/2014 - 21:01 Avalanche Observations from Broken Top
Public
Sun, 12/07/2014 - 16:02 Alpine conditions
COAC Observer
Sat, 11/29/2014 - 20:41 Tumalo slide activity
COAC Observer
Sat, 05/24/2014 - 19:35 Observed activity from last storm, Mt McLoughlin
Public
Wed, 04/30/2014 - 11:02 Avalanche on Three Fingered Jack, Partial Burial
Public
Tue, 04/29/2014 - 08:28 Avy on North Sister - seen from highway
Public
Mon, 04/28/2014 - 12:29 Ski cutting at mt bachelor
Public
Sun, 04/27/2014 - 19:09 Avalanche in Tumalo Bowl
Public
Fri, 04/25/2014 - 09:30 Paulina Fatality
Public
Mon, 03/31/2014 - 10:37 Tam - Natural and Skier Triggered Slides
Public
Tue, 02/25/2014 - 10:53 Snow pack and stability tests post storms and it was wet.
COAC Observer
Sat, 02/08/2014 - 11:55 Avalanche on Tumalo Mtn. Partial burial of one skier.
Public
Tue, 01/14/2014 - 17:43 Paulina Peak D2 R2 slide
Public
Wed, 02/27/2013 - 14:07 Mt Washington Avy
Public
Sun, 02/24/2013 - 17:18 Skier triggered avalanche on east side cliffs of Tumalo
Public
Sat, 12/01/2012 - 17:36 Avalanche on Tumalo Mtn SS-D2-R1
Public
Tue, 05/01/2012 - 10:10 Lil 3 Wet Slides
COAC Observer
Sun, 04/01/2012 - 00:23 Fracture Newberry
Public
Tue, 03/20/2012 - 18:10 Tam Playground Avalanche
Public
Sat, 02/18/2012 - 15:13 Avalanche on Black Crater
Public
Sat, 12/31/2011 - 19:08 Natural broken top (pucker up)
Public
Fri, 03/18/2011 - 10:32 avalanche on tumalo mtn 03/17
Public
Sat, 03/05/2011 - 21:19 Surface slabs near Three Fingered Jack
Public
Sat, 03/05/2011 - 17:49 Skier Triggered Slide
Public
Thu, 03/03/2011 - 15:20 Avalanche on Tumalo Bowl
Public
Thu, 03/03/2011 - 07:46 Cornice Triggered slide on The Playground
Public
Thu, 02/17/2011 - 22:25 large avalanche incident
Public
Mon, 01/31/2011 - 20:04 Cornice cracked causes small avy????
Public
Fri, 01/07/2011 - 14:09 South Bowl
Public