Avy 1 Snodgrass

CB Avalanche Center 2016-17 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 01/15/2017
Name: Irwin Guides
Subject: Avy 1 Snodgrass
Aspect: North East, East
Elevation: 10,700-11,000

Weather: Mostly Cloudy in the morning and seemed to break up a bit in the afternoon. at 9:00 air temp was -1c, rose to 0c in the afternoon. It was warm, real warm (Karin’s toes didn’t even get cold today) None to Light winds. No new precip.
Snowpack: HS 225on N to NE aspect
Right side (Abby Lane) up snowpack with gradual density increasing with depth. One hard CT22 / 27 (RP) observed 80cm down on preserved stellars/Df’s to size 2. No Na or skier triggered activity other than small stuffing from steep features on Gothic. No signs of instability during our up or down. Ski pen 20-30cm in supportive snowpack. Surface snow warmed to 0C during afternoon to elevation 10,700ft.