CB Avalanche Center 2019-20 Observations

Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 12/28/2019
Name: steve banks

Aspect: North, North East, South

Elevation: 10,200-11,500

Avalanches: None observed

Weather: Cold, calm and overcast. Seemed like the temps dropped through the day? Teens to twenties. Calm winds increased through the day and at higher elevations, but still remained light. Sun tried to come out around noon but got shut down. Continuous light snowfall.

Snowpack: 8-12″ of new snow skied really well. Very light density snow. Some wind effected noted in the afternoon in more exposed North facing terrain. South aspect had a couple buried crusts. One 8″ down was soft and formed on x-mas. 8-10 cms of faceting snow below this crust and above a more robust 4 cm thick crust from the pre-holiday warm spell. Faceted snow below with a harness up to 4 finger +. No signs of instability, though other parties reported some cracking in steep North facing terrain.