NWAC Photo Archive

Snow Profiles for the 2007 / 2008 Season
Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center
These snowpits were prepared either by NWAC staff, program cooperators or other contributors in the area indicated. Warning: Use care and common sense when applying snowpit and stability test information, and consult other sources whenever possible. For example: consult the NWAC, ski area or highway department avalanche personnel during the winter or early spring, and talk with Forest Service or Park Service rangers during the later spring and summer. These observations provide an historical framework and general guideline to trends in snow pack stability. You are responsible for using and applying any information. Choice not Chance causes most avalanche accidents. Each snowpit shown is a snapshot of the snowpack structure at a certain time and a certain place. It is a fact that the snow pack is highly variable, very dynamic, and snow structure and related stability can and do change within a few feet and often within a few hours, sometimes dramatically. By emailing snowpits to the NWAC, we assume that we have your permission to post them unless indicated otherwise. Please e-mail snowpits to
Date Location and Contributor
Jan 02 2008 Mt Rainier NP, Barn Flats, Milkmaid chute by Stefan Lofgren
Jan 02 2008 Crystal Mtn WA, East Peak by Chris Morin
Jan 02 2008 Crystal Mtn WA, Crown Point by Chris Morin
Jan 01 2008 Mt Rainier NP, Paradise Valley East by Stefan Lofgren
Dec 29 2007 Mt Rainier NP, Paradise by Stefan Lofgren
Dec 28 2007 Mt Rainier, Paradise, Alta Vista by Stefan Lofgren
Dec 27 2007 Stevens Pass, West of Windy Mt by Patty Morrison
Dec 18 2007 Mt Rainier NP, Paradise by Stefan Lofgren
Dec 16 2007 Stevens Pass, Cowboy Mt by Patty Morrison
Dec 12 2007 Stevens Pass, Lichtenberg Mt by J. Ward
Dec 09 2007 Silver Bowl, Mt Hood Mdws by Nicholi Stoyanoff
Oct 23 2007 Can snowpits be far behind?--Snow board at Washington Pass by Mike Stanford