Avy 1 Course: Coneys

CB Avalanche Center 2016-17 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 12/11/2016
Name: Dave B
Subject: Avy 1 Course: Coneys
Aspect: North, North East
Elevation: 9.5- 11K

Avalanches:
Weather: Overcast skies (OVC) nearly all day. Winds Moderate to Intense at times on the ridge, had periods of S 1 snow. Did not amount to much, Morning temp was – 1 c but felt much cooler due to winds.
Snowpack: We got shooting cracks and multiple collapses on our tour up to the ridge. We went up on the west side of coney’s. Skied a lap on the lower angle ridge next to our skin track. Also skied a lap in more of the center of coney’s (2nd Bowl) The skiing was really good. There were only 2 other skiers out there.
Height of snow 83 cm. We had easy results on CTE 4/7 SP tests breaking on a facet layer 40 cm down and a moderate result on an ECTP 16 SP on the same layer. We did not see any signs of instability while we were skiing.