BC ski

CB Avalanche Center2016-17 Observations

Location: Cement Creek Area
Date of Observation: 03/16/2017
Name: El Duderino
Subject: BC ski
Elevation: 8,400 – 10,900

Avalanches: cornice dribble on E slope triggered an impressively wide D2 LW ~40* across from river bend
Weather: Clear sky, light winds at ridgeline @ 12:00 increasing to moderate in the valley floor by 13:00
T: Lo -6C @ TH @ 7:30
0C @ 10,000 @ 11:00
~9:30 On 1st lap noticeably colder as we descended to valley floor
Snowpack: 4-6” re-freeze at all elevations on open slopes.
less so to no refreeze in the dense high N facing pines
appears despite the inversion that radiative & convective cooling did the job on open slopes & the re-freeze was consistent with the previous 2 days in the same zone