** 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.

Avalanche Advisories

This pages contains an archive of avalanche advisories issued by the Central Oregon Avalanche Center.

Advisory Forecaster Advisory Date
Spring 2020 End of Operations Aaron Hartz Friday, April 3, 2020
Advisory for March 28 & 29 Aaron Hartz Friday, March 27, 2020
Avalanche Advisory for March 25 & 26 Gabe Coler Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Advisory for March 21 & 22 Aaron Hartz Friday, March 20, 2020
Avalanche Advisory for March 18 & 19 Gabe Coler Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Advisory for March 14 & 15 Aaron Hartz Friday, March 13, 2020
Avalanche Advisory for March 11 & 12 Gabe Coler Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Advisory for March 7 & 8 Aaron Hartz Friday, March 6, 2020
Avalanche Advisory for March 4 & 5 Gabe Coler Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Avalanche Advisory for Feb. 29 and March 1 Gabe Coler Friday, February 28, 2020
Avalanche Advisory for Feb. 26 & 27 Gabe Coler Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Avalanche Advisory for Sunday Feb. 23 Gabe Coler Saturday, February 22, 2020
Avalanche Advisory for Saturday Feb. 22 Gabe Coler Friday, February 21, 2020
Advisory for Feb. 19 & 20 Aaron Hartz Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Advisory for Feb. 15 & 16 Aaron Hartz Friday, February 14, 2020
Advisory For Feb 12 & 13 Jonas Tarlen Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Advisory for Feb 8 & 9 Jonas Tarlen Friday, February 7, 2020
Advisory for Feb. 5 & 6 Aaron Hartz Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Advisory for Feb. 1 & 2 Aaron Hartz Saturday, February 1, 2020
Advisory for Jan. 30 Aaron Hartz Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Advisory for Jan. 29 Aaron Hartz Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Advisory for Jan. 25 & 26 Aaron Hartz Friday, January 24, 2020
Advisory for Jan. 22 & 23 Aaron Hartz Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Advisory for Jan 18 & 19 Aaron Hartz Saturday, January 18, 2020
Advisory for Jan. 15 & 16 Aaron Hartz Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Advisory for Jan. 11 & 12 Aaron Hartz Friday, January 10, 2020
Advisory for Jan. 8 & 9 Aaron Hartz Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Advisory for Jan. 4 & 5 Aaron Hartz Friday, January 3, 2020
Advisory for Jan. 1 & 2 Aaron Hartz Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Advisory for Dec. 28 & 29 Aaron Hartz Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Advisory for Dec. 25 & 26 Aaron Hartz Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Advisory for Dec. 21 & 22 Aaron Hartz Saturday, December 21, 2019
Advisory for Dec. 19 & 20 Aaron Hartz Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Avalanche Advisory for Dec. 18 Aaron Hartz Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Avalanche Advisory for Dec. 14 & 15 Aaron Hartz Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Avalanche Advisory for Dec. 11 & 12 Gabe Coler Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Avalanche Advisory for Dec. 7 & 8 Aaron Hartz Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Advisory for December 4 and 5, 2019 Gabe Coler Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Avalanche Advisory for 11/3/2019 Aaron Hartz Sunday, November 3, 2019
Avalanche Advisory for 4/30/2019 Aaron Hartz Tuesday, April 30, 2019