Monument Avalanche

CB Avalanche Center 2016-17 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 01/09/2017
Name: Frank Coffey
Subject: Monument Avalanche
Aspect: North
Elevation: 11,200 feet

Avalanches: Crested Butte Mountain. Monument avalanche: SS-AE-R4-D2-O. Time: 0745 Patroller was caught in an explosive triggered avalanche. Avalanche airbag was deployed. Patroller was carried 200 feet down the slope and buried waist deep. No injury. Crown depth: 20 inches. Width: 100 yards. Vertical fall: 200 feet. Slope angle: 37 degrees. Elevation: 11,200 feet. Aspect: north.
Weather: 0500 observations at 11,330 feet: Precipitation rate: S4. Storm snow: 13 inches. SWE: 1.25 inches