Avalanche Obs 1/19

CB Avalanche Center 2019-20 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 01/19/2020
Name: Zach Kinler

Aspect: North East, East, South East, South

Avalanches: A few more avalanches observed from the last cycle. Wind loaded terrain from NE-E-S has been most active. Also included the Red Lady skier triggered avalanche that has been reported.

Weather: Bluebird, cold start but warming nicely.

Snowpack: 5-7 mm surface hoar needles observed on the surface.
Photos:

Small wind slabs, NE Axtel

Cross-loaded south-facing gully near Perry Creek.

Large persistent slab avalanche East face of Peeler Pk. This path has run previously this winter.

Surface hoar observed on 1/19, north aspect BTL

Reported skier-triggered avalanche in Red Lady Bowl