** 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)
Fri, 05/10/2019 - 12:25 Friday 05/10/2019 Report PBP
PBP
Tue, 04/30/2019 - 21:54 Melt Freeze
Tam Rim Area
Snow Conditions, No Avalanche Activity Pro Observer Jonas
Mon, 04/29/2019 - 10:13 Mt. Jefferson West side
Mt. Jefferson Area
Snow Conditions Pro Observer Gabe
Mon, 04/29/2019 - 10:13 Mt. Jefferson West side
Mt. Jefferson Area
Snow Conditions Pro Observer Gabe
Wed, 04/24/2019 - 19:53 East Slopes of the Sisters
Three Sisters Area
Snow Conditions Pro Observer Gabe
Wed, 04/24/2019 - 19:45 Broken Top area conditions
Broken Top Area
Snow Conditions Pro Observer Aaron Hartz
Sun, 04/21/2019 - 22:40 Tam Rim Conditions
Tam Rim Area
Snow Conditions Pro Observer Gabe
Sat, 04/20/2019 - 13:29 Tumalo
Three Sisters Area
Snow Conditions Pro Observer Phil Bowker
Wed, 04/17/2019 - 19:53 Conditions on the Broken Top Plateau
Broken Top Area
Snow Conditions Pro Observer Gabe
Wed, 04/17/2019 - 18:15 Ball Butte & Full profile
Broken Top Area
Snow Conditions, Avalanche Activity Pro Observer Aaron Hartz
Mon, 04/15/2019 - 12:51 Large cornice failure
Santiam Pass Area (including Three Finger Jack)
Snow Conditions, Avalanche Activity Public Sam Bedell
Sat, 04/13/2019 - 22:51 Santiam Pass conditions
Santiam Pass Area (including Three Finger Jack)
Snow Conditions Public Alexander Vasarab
Sat, 04/13/2019 - 12:52 Saturday 04/13/2019 Report Ben McLeod
Ben McLeod
Fri, 04/12/2019 - 17:57 Ball Butte
Broken Top Area
Snow Conditions Pro Observer Aaron Hartz
Thu, 04/11/2019 - 20:00 Soda Peak- North and Northwest Aspects
Snow Conditions, No Avalanche Activity Pro Observer Pete Keane
Thu, 04/11/2019 - 15:58 Tumalo
Three Sisters Area
Snow Conditions Pro Observer Phil Bowker
Wed, 04/10/2019 - 07:34 Transitions
Tam Rim Area
Snow Conditions, Avalanche Activity Pro Observer Jonas
Tue, 04/09/2019 - 16:56 Tumalo
Three Sisters Area
Snow Conditions Pro Observer Aaron Hartz
Fri, 04/05/2019 - 16:21 Todd Lake area conditions/Ball Butte - whiteout
Three Sisters Area
Snow Conditions, No Avalanche Activity Pro Observer Aaron Hartz
Fri, 04/05/2019 - 14:34 Tumalo
Three Sisters Area
Snow Conditions Pro Observer Phil Bowker
Thu, 04/04/2019 - 19:55 Full Profile from Tumalo Butte
Three Sisters Area
Snow Conditions Pro Observer Gabe
Thu, 04/04/2019 - 12:47 Thursday 04/4/2019 Report Jonas
Jonas
Mon, 04/01/2019 - 09:03 Mt. Washington North ridge W and E Aspects
McKenzie Pass Area (Black Crater, Belknap, Washington)
Snow Conditions Public Austin, Jaron, John
Sun, 03/31/2019 - 20:24 Broken Top Conditions
Broken Top Area
Snow Conditions Pro Observer Gabe
Sat, 03/30/2019 - 15:15 Ball Butte and Broken Top
Broken Top Area
Snow Conditions Pro Observer Phil Bowker
Thu, 03/28/2019 - 15:57 Tumalo conditions
Snow Conditions, No Avalanche Activity Pro Observer Aaron Hartz
Wed, 03/27/2019 - 18:00 Tumalo Bowl
Snow Conditions, No Avalanche Activity Public Dom
Wed, 03/27/2019 - 13:54 Todd Ridge Conditions
Three Sisters Area
Snow Conditions Pro Observer Gabe
Mon, 03/25/2019 - 20:38 Monday 03/25/2019 Report Gabe
Gabe
Sun, 03/24/2019 - 22:20 Todd Lake East Glades
Three Sisters Area
Snow Conditions Public Sam Burstein
Sun, 03/24/2019 - 21:21 Cornice failure R2/D2 skier triggered on pucker up - east face broken top crater
Broken Top Area
Avalanche Activity Public Ryan DeKay
Sat, 03/23/2019 - 20:28 Ball Butte and Broken Top
Broken Top Area
Snow Conditions Pro Observer Phil Bowker
Sat, 03/23/2019 - 19:00 Soda Peak Buried Surface Hoar
Other Public Steve & Russell
Thu, 03/21/2019 - 13:07 Warm but snowing on Tumalo
Three Sisters Area
Snow Conditions Pro Observer Gabe
Wed, 03/20/2019 - 19:44 Checking on buried surface hoar - Tumalo snow profile
Three Sisters Area
Snow Conditions Pro Observer Aaron Hartz
Fri, 03/15/2019 - 19:21 Broken Top east and north side
Snow Conditions Pro Observer Aaron Hartz
Fri, 03/15/2019 - 17:48 Ski triggered slide on Surface Hoar
Tam Rim Area
Avalanche Activity, Caught, Buried, or Injured Person Pro Observer Jonas
Fri, 03/15/2019 - 17:06 Tumalo Full Profile
Three Sisters Area
Snow Conditions Pro Observer Phil Bowker
Fri, 03/15/2019 - 14:06 Tam Rim Buried Surface Hoar Hunt
Tam Rim Area
Snow Conditions Pro Observer Jonas and Sam
Fri, 03/15/2019 - 08:53 Friday 03/15/2019 Report tumalo slide
tumalo slide
Thu, 03/14/2019 - 13:10 Mt. washington
McKenzie Pass Area (Black Crater, Belknap, Washington)
Snow Conditions, Avalanche Activity Public Dom
Wed, 03/13/2019 - 20:02 Northwest Winds and Buried Surface Hoar at Tam
Tam Rim Area
Snow Conditions Pro Observer Gabe
Wed, 03/13/2019 - 09:16 Wednesday 03/13/2019 Report Alli Miles
Alli Miles
Tue, 03/12/2019 - 22:11 Soda Creek
Other
Snow Conditions, Avalanche Activity Public KM
Tue, 03/12/2019 - 20:44 Tumalo
Snow Conditions, No Avalanche Activity Public Dom
Tue, 03/12/2019 - 15:58 Todd Lake
Snow Conditions Public
Tue, 03/12/2019 - 14:30 Ball Butte Avalanche
Three Sisters Area
Avalanche Activity Public TW
Tue, 03/12/2019 - 12:41 Avalanche near Devils Lake
Three Sisters Area
Caught, Buried, or Injured Person Public Matt A.
Tue, 03/12/2019 - 06:01 Tuesday 03/12/2019 Report FH
FH
Mon, 03/11/2019 - 21:43 Tam Rim - R2D1 and R1D1
Tam Rim Area
Avalanche Activity Public Jarred Baker