Anthracite Mesa

CB Avalanche Center 2015-16 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 12/15/2015
Name: Zoe S. & Heather B.
Subject: Anthracite Mesa
Aspect: North, North East, East
Elevation: 10,500

Avalanches: No avalanches observed in the area toured, but observed some small point release avalanches across the valley on Whetstone.
Weather: Broken/ Scattered Clouds , No precipitation, Calm winds no evidence of blowing snow.
Snowpack: HS 50cm
Measured 15 cm of 0.5-1mm precipitation particles on top of 35cm of 1-3mm facets. Fist hard density throughout the snowpack. No evidence of wind slabs found in the area toured (glades south of coneys on anthracite mesa).
Ski Pen 40cm, Boot Pen 50cm. Snow was completely unsupportive off of the skin track.
Snow temperatures: Snow Surface -10C. 20cm down -3.5C. 40cm down -2C.