** 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)
Ball Butte report
Snow Conditions Pro Observer Aaron Hartz
Tumalo Dec 24
Broken Top Area
Snow Conditions, No Avalanche Activity Public bart wills
Tam Rim 12-22-19 Pictures
Snow Conditions Public Geoff Lodge
Tam Rim 12-22-19
Tam Rim Area
Snow Conditions Public Geoff Lodge-OSG
Tumalo 12/22
Three Sisters Area
Snow Conditions, No Avalanche Activity Pro Observer Alli Miles
Sunday Snowpack Observation
Tam Rim Area
Snow Conditions, No Avalanche Activity Pro Observer Jonas
Ball Butte-South Face
Three Sisters Area
Snow Conditions, No Avalanche Activity Public J. Rowell
Todd Lake Pit Test
Three Sisters Area
Snow Conditions Pro Observer Chris Wright, IFMGA Guide, Oregon Ski Guides
Fri, 12/20/2019 - 13:57 Todd lake
Rad
Todd Lake
Three Sisters Area
Snow Conditions Pro Observer Phil Bowker
Storm Slab at Todd Lake
Broken Top Area
Avalanche Activity Public Geoff Lodge
Full Profile Tam Rim
Tam Rim Area
Snow Conditions, No Avalanche Activity Pro Observer Jonas
Ball Butte ENE bowl
Broken Top Area
Snow Conditions, Avalanche Activity Public Nick G
Soda Peak profile
Three Sisters Area
Snow Conditions Pro Observer Aaron Hartz
Weak layer developing - Ball Butte area
Broken Top Area
Snow Conditions Pro Observer Aaron Hartz
Mon, 12/16/2019 - 13:34 Broken top, east ridge
Rad
Ball Butte
Snow Conditions Public Nick
Sun, 12/15/2019 - 17:43 Broken Top- Ball Butte
Pete Keane
Ball Butte
Snow Conditions, Avalanche Activity Public Dane Spence
Tumalo
Three Sisters Area
Snow Conditions COAC Observer Phil Bowker
Tumalo Bowl
Three Sisters Area
Snow Conditions Public Knobbies or bust
Fri, 12/13/2019 - 17:15 Todd Lake
Gottfried
Tumalo Bowl
Snow Conditions Public Yucho/Goss
Todd Lake area conditions
Three Sisters Area
Snow Conditions Pro Observer Aaron Hartz
Tue, 12/03/2019 - 15:16 Ball Butte loop
Rad
Moon Mt. area conditions
Broken Top Area
Snow Conditions Pro Observer Aaron Hartz
A little more Please!
Three Sisters Area
Snow Conditions Pro Observer Gabe
Early Season
Snow Conditions COAC Observer Aaron Hartz