Please remember that these observations indicate what was going on in the snowpack at a single point in time and space. They may not represent conditions where you are or where you plan to be. They also come from a variety of sources. GAC cannot vouch for the quality or accuracy of any observations that come from the general public. Some of these may be professional quality observations; some may not. Please use observations listed on this page as part of your information gathering process, but as always don't make decisions based on a single piece of information.

If you are looking for more information on how to understand the information on this page, all of the coding and abbreviations for data presented follows the publication Snow, Weather, and Avalanches: Observational Guidelines for Avalanche Programs in the United States (SWAG) which is the standard for all professional avalanche programs in the US. An electronic copy is available here. Most of what you are looking for is in Chapter 2 and Appendix F part 1. We use a program called SnowPilot to create the snowpit graphs. It is available as an online tool or as a downloadable program at This website also has a quick video and user guide on how to use create snowpits. Please send us your observations using the buttons below.

Date and time of observation or avalanche occurrence Location Region Observation Type Snowpack, Avalanche, Weather Images Snowpit or crown profile photo or graph Snowpack, Avalanche, Weather Videos Observation made by
01/29/2020 - 01:45 General overview Gulmarg Snowpack Observation Forecaster
02/16/2018 - 23:30 Sheenmain south bowl 16022018 Gulmarg Avalanche Observation Forecaster
01/18/2018 - 10:00 Top of Sheenmai Bowl 18/01/2018 Gulmarg Avalanche Observation Forecaster


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