Near and below Treeline Close to Town

CB Avalanche Center 2019-20 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 01/31/2020
Subject: Near and below Treeline Close to Town
Aspect: North East
Elevation: 9,000-11,200

Weather: Clear(ish) sky with very light, hazy clouds. Steady north wind at the ridge top. Single digit temps in the morning, climbing to around 20 by mid-day.

Snowpack: Fresh, shallow (6-8cm) and reactive windslabs on ridge features that are slow-moving and low energy, but could be problematic in high consequence terrain. Below 10,000 feet, snowpack is faceted, punchy and sloughy.