Wet Loose Slide

CB Avalanche Center 2019-20 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 04/19/2020
Subject: Wet Loose Slide
Aspect: South
Elevation: 11,400

Avalanches: In the Red Lady Glades, skiers triggered 3 wet loose avalanches at 10:15 am. Slides were about 3 meters across and 6 inches deep. They ran about 50 feet. The slope angle was about 35 degrees. The main risk of the slide was the potential to be knocked down and carried and into trees on the slope.

Weather: Partially cloudy, warm.

Snowpack: A new layer of snow on top of sun baked snow. The snow was getting heavy by 10am but not extremely slushy when the slides were triggered.