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Mount Lassen Snow Conditions
MSAC staff traveled to the Lassen National Park, Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center yesterday (south entrance), to conduct an avalanche awareness and companion rescue class for NPS employees. A great day was had by all. Snow coverage is excellent. An avalanche was reported by staff, out of view from the visitor center, and likely occurred during the same avalanche cycle that the Mount Shasta area experienced this past weekend. Despite our forecast area not covering the Mount Lassen or Crater Lake area, we know avalanche terrain exists and many skiers frequent these locations. Use our website to house observations! If you are out and about and see something... Anything... Submit your observation. A photo or two with a few bullet points is awesome.
The road is plowed to the visitor center. Dixie Fire salvage logging operations are in progress along the access road. The visitor center is a great facility with heated bathrooms, a small cafeteria, interpretive area and gift shop. You can camp (self-contained, no tents) in the parking lot for up to 14 days. Click here for the Kohm Yah mah nee visitor center webcam
Plenty of avalanche terrain exists from the visitor center access point. Always carry a beacon, shovel and probe and know how to use them, along with a savvy partner who will save your you know what in an emergency. Cell service is not prevalent in this area. You are the rescue team in an avalanche. Should you need further help, you'll have to go get it. Carry extra clothes, a small emergency blanket and first aid kit to protect the injured from environmental injuries like hypothermia.
South entrance and Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center is southeast of Brokeoff Mountain and depicted by the small teepee. Plenty of avalanche terrain in the area, shown by the yellow and red shading.
Clear, sunny, chilly