Avalanche Level 1

CB Avalanche Center 2016-17 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 02/18/2017
Name: JSJ
Subject: Avalanche Level 1
Aspect: North, North East
Elevation: 10,300

Weather: Warm, Calm, Mostly Sunny.
Snowpack: A few cms new overnight at TH. Shaded slopes keeping dry surface snow. Open solar slopes turned moist by mid day. Thin 5cm Rain crust found down about 30cms. A thin well preserved graupel layer is found directly below this layer. No instability found on small column tests. 1-19 surface hoar layer found 1 M down. Very stubborn to get it to shear and not reactive to small column stability tests.