** 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

Ob Date/Time Title Report Type Position Reporter(s)
Tumalo conditions
Three Sisters Area
Snow Conditions Pro Observer Aaron Hartz
Lakeview and Redtop area
Willamette Pass Area
Snow Conditions Public A. Gillem
Ball Butte & Broken Top conditions
Broken Top Area
Snow Conditions Pro Observer Aaron Hartz
Paulina Peak
Newberry Crater Area
Snow Conditions Pro Observer Elliott Reed
Tumalo Mtn slide report
Broken Top Area
Snow Conditions, Avalanche Activity Public
Todd Lake Full Profile
Three Sisters Area
Snow Conditions Pro Observer Phil Bowker
Tam rim photos
Snow Conditions Public Erik
Tam rim slides
Tam Rim Area
Snow Conditions, Avalanche Activity Public Erik
Wed, 01/29/2020 - 13:52 Tumalo 1/29
Jarred
Touchy Windslabs
Tam Rim Area
Snow Conditions, Avalanche Activity Pro Observer Jonas
Paulina Peak Avalanche, 7500 feet, North Aspect
Newberry Crater Area
Avalanche Activity, Caught, Buried, or Injured Person Public Rex Shepard
Tumalo 1/28
Snow Conditions Public Dom
Todd Ridge 1/25
Three Sisters Area
Snow Conditions Pro Observer Alli Miles
Tumalo west side
Three Sisters Area
Snow Conditions Public Cory
Touchy wind slab in Tumalo Bowl
Three Sisters Area
Snow Conditions, Avalanche Activity Pro Observer Phil Bowker
Tumalo 1/23 (team b)
Snow Conditions, No Avalanche Activity Public
Tumalo 1/23
Three Sisters Area
Snow Conditions Public Mason Lacy
Wed, 01/22/2020 - 17:43 Todd Lake
Rad
Wed, 01/22/2020 - 09:39 Tumalo 1/22
Alli Miles
Todd Ridge
Three Sisters Area
Snow Conditions, No Avalanche Activity Public Drew C
Tumalo north side profile
Three Sisters Area
Snow Conditions, No Avalanche Activity Pro Observer Aaron Hartz
Sun, 01/19/2020 - 21:23 Loose wet
Brian Bollwitt
Snowpack Observation
Tam Rim Area
Snow Conditions, No Avalanche Activity Pro Observer Jonas & Nick Rasmussen
Tumalo
Three Sisters Area
Snow Conditions, No Avalanche Activity Pro Observer Phil Bowker
Cornice / Wind Slabs
Tam Rim Area
Snow Conditions, Avalanche Activity Pro Observer Jonas
Tumalo conditions
Three Sisters Area
Snow Conditions Pro Observer Aaron Hartz
Todd Ridge Today
Three Sisters Area
Snow Conditions Pro Observer Geoff Lodge
Tue, 01/14/2020 - 20:43 Touchy Storm Slab
Cliff Agocs
Redtop
Willamette Pass Area
Snow Conditions, No Avalanche Activity Public iryna
Sun, 01/12/2020 - 17:31 Three Finger Jack
Brian Bollwitt
Wind/Storm Slabs
Tam Rim Area
Snow Conditions, Avalanche Activity Pro Observer Jonas
Full Profile Jan Week 2
Tam Rim Area
Snow Conditions Pro Observer Jonas
Sluff City
Three Sisters Area
Snow Conditions, No Avalanche Activity Public Barry Wicks
Tumalo Bowl
Three Sisters Area
Snow Conditions, No Avalanche Activity COAC Observer Geoff Lodge
Fri, 01/10/2020 - 09:37 Powder Day
Cliff Agocs
Tumalo Bowl
Three Sisters Area
Snow Conditions, Avalanche Activity Public MP
Snowpack Observations
Tam Rim Area
Snow Conditions, No Avalanche Activity Pro Observer Jonas
Tumalo Mountain
Three Sisters Area
Snow Conditions, Avalanche Activity Pro Observer Pete Keane
Mon, 01/06/2020 - 17:53 Todd Lake Tour
Lucas Novak
Mt. Jefferson
Mt. Jefferson Area
Snow Conditions, No Avalanche Activity Public Brian Bollwitt
Tumalo Jan 4
Broken Top Area
Snow Conditions, No Avalanche Activity Public bart wills
Broken Top Bowl and Moon Mt.
Broken Top Area
Snow Conditions, No Avalanche Activity Pro Observer Aaron Hartz
Ball Butte
Broken Top Area
Snow Conditions, No Avalanche Activity Pro Observer Phil Bowker
New Years
Tam Rim Area
Snow Conditions, No Avalanche Activity Pro Observer Jonas
Soda Peak Jan. 1
Three Sisters Area
Snow Conditions, No Avalanche Activity Pro Observer Alli Miles
Moon Mountain Snow Pit
Broken Top Area
Snow Conditions Public Sam Burstein
Paulina Peak
Newberry Crater Area
Snow Conditions, Avalanche Activity Pro Observer Phil Bowker
Looking for Depth Hoar
Tam Rim Area
Snow Conditions, No Avalanche Activity Pro Observer Jonas
Wed, 12/25/2019 - 22:37 Newberry Area R1 D3 and widespread surface hoar
K. Kringle
Soda Peak
Three Sisters Area
Snow Conditions Pro Observer Elliott Reed