Backyard avalanche

CB Avalanche Center 2019-20 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 12/14/2019
Subject: Backyard avalanche
Aspect: North East

Elevation: 9500

Small avalanche on hillside between Long Lake and Stream View Lane. Storm slab stepped down to persistent weak layer. Bed surface at ground level in multiple locations. 500 yards south of Washington Gulch parking area. Visible from the road.

Weather: Snowing heavily. Winds downslope, down valley