anthracites avy activity

CB Avalanche Center 2015-16 Observations

Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 03/23/2016
Name: MR
Subject: anthracites avy activity
Aspect: North, North East
Elevation:

Avalanches: skier triggered r2d1 in rock chute, looks like it was triggered by a ski cut on the first convexity, new snow fracturing like a slab and running full width and about half of the length of the chute. We triggered any r1d1 pockets that were left on anything 35 degrees or steeper. Also remote triggered r1.5d1 in baby bowl while exiting rock. Blowing snow made it difficult to evaluate depth and location of crown, assuming the same as in rock.
Multiple naturals look to have run mid storm in the trees and openings to skiers left of seven bowl.
Weather: blowing and snowing, wind moving big trees and transporting snow everywhere, including onto the skin track in between laps
Snowpack: 8-12 inches new snow