Taos Avalanche Center will be operational for the 2019/2020 winter season. We look forward to promoting avalanche education and awareness for Northern New Mexico this season. We will be making regular updates once the snow starts falling as well as providing updates for avalanche courses during the season. If you would like to help or have any questions please feel free to contact me at email@example.com or call me at 781-572-5631.
Use this page to view archived snowpack summaries. The table below shows a list of the snowpack summaries for the 20 most recent summaries. Click on the time and date link to view the full snowpack summary for that week. Use the date chooser or the pager at the bottom to scroll through the older summaries.
|Published Date||Bottom Line|
|12/07/2019 - 05:51|
|12/05/2019 - 06:18|
|12/03/2019 - 06:22|
|12/01/2019 - 06:24|
|11/30/2019 - 06:12||
15 to 20" of new snow in the last two days with about 2" of water will put us right at the breaking point of stressing the weak basal facets near the ground on northerly aspects above 10,500'. Strong west winds overnight and today have created stiffening... Click here for the full summary.
|11/28/2019 - 06:00||
A series of back to back storms could bring upwards of 2 feet of snow over the next two days. Moderate to strong winds accompanying these storms will produce storm slabs at all elevations and aspects by Friday. The added weight of new storm snow will be the first major test of the season on our weak basal... Click here for the full summary.
|11/26/2019 - 05:40|
|11/23/2019 - 06:15||
The first major storm of the winter has brought 18 to 22 inches of new snow to Northern New Mexico. Above 10,000' on Northerly and shady aspects this new snow has fallen on weak cohessionless facets that lingered from previous storms. Be suspect of slopes that harbor this snowpack structure as the weight of a person... Click here for the full summary.
|01/19/2017 - 04:56||
8 - 12" of snow fell Saturday through Monday, with between .6-.9" of Snow Water Equivalent. Winds are forecasted to pick up today before another storm arrives early Friday Morning with strong winds and 2 to 6" of snow. The avalanche danger Thusday is rated MODERATE on all non wind loaded slopes, and... Click here for the full summary.
|01/17/2017 - 05:54||
6-8" of snow has fallen since Saturday, with between .6-.9" of Snow Water Equivalent. Winds have been calm since then and loose snow avalanches and soft, isolated storm slabs are our main concerns for Today and Wednesday. The... Click here for the full summary.
|01/15/2017 - 05:15||
This storm was under whelming, with only 4 to 5" of snow and around .3 to .4" of Snow Water Equivalent. Loose Snow Avalanches will be the main concern today. But don't let your guard down as a buried persistent slab/... Click here for the full summary.
|01/14/2017 - 05:58||
More snow is on the way today through Monday, with models calling for up to 15" of snow and 1.5" of Snow Water Equivalent. Wind slabs exist on leeward slopes, and have gotten more difficult (but not impossible) to... Click here for the full summary.
|01/12/2017 - 05:35||
Warm and windy has been the story the last couple of days, and the snowpack is breathing a sigh of relief before the next load of snow expected Saturday through Monday. Wind slabs exist on leeward slopes, and have gotten more difficult (but not impossible) to... Click here for the full summary.
|01/10/2017 - 05:23||
Winds will be the story for the next two days as strong wind overnight has impacted all elevations and don't look to be calming down. N through E aspects deserve respect today and tomorrow as you are likely to ... Click here for the full summary.
|01/08/2017 - 05:41||
Today should be a great day to play in the recent snow, but soft fresh windslabs exist on leeward sides of ridges and gullies at higher elevations, which will be possible to trigger. With increasing wind in the forecast, these... Click here for the full summary.
|01/07/2017 - 05:06|
|01/05/2017 - 05:30||
We are issuing an Avalanche Watch for the Wheeler Peak and Columbine Hondo Wilderness areas of the Sangre De Cristos. Intense snowfall and strong winds will elevate the avalanche danger to HIGH Thursday evening and Friday, with human... Click here for the full summary.
|01/03/2017 - 05:40|
|01/01/2017 - 05:19||
The first storm didn't quite deliver the way we were expecting, but today starts a New Year and snow remains in the forecast. This past week's high pressure has improved avalanche conditions, but don't let a little bit of powder lull you into false sense of confidence. Weak sugary snow near the ground and in the middle of our snowpack are still there. Human... Click here for the full summary.
|12/31/2016 - 05:15||
Today will start a busy week of smaller storms that will be heading our way. This past week's high pressure has improved avalanche conditons, but don't let a little bit of powder lull you into false sense of confidence. Our persistent slab problem is not going away anytime soon. Weak sugary snow near the ground and in the middle of our snowpack are still there. H... Click here for the full summary.