Anthracite

CB Avalanche Center 2015-16 Observations

Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 11/16/2015
Name: EM
Subject: Anthracite
Aspect: North, North East, North West
Elevation: 10,000 – 11,500

 

Avalanches: There were two R1D1 slides on an open NE slope. They appeared to be very shallow, only involving the top few inches.
Weather: Light snow during midday. Winds were generally moderate but with some strong gusting at ridge top. Visibility was limited. Observed wind transporting snow in several locations.
Snowpack: New snow accumulation at 1pm was about 7 inches. Snow surface in open areas was starting to stiffen and crack. Cracking was shallow and only extended a few feet in front of skis. Didn’t experience any collapsing.