Below Treeline

CB Avalanche Center 2015-16 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 02/14/2016
Name: Evan Ross
Subject: Below Treeline
Aspect: North East
Elevation: 9,000-9,500

Avalanches: Manny old D1-2 slabs form the last natural cycle in the area, on northeasterly slopes in the high 30 degrees or near 40 degree range.
Weather: Overcast sky, a few very light snow showers with only a trace of new snow at 1pm, NW winds were light down valley with stronger moderate gusts.
Snowpack: Quick couple hour tour. HS in the 90-110cm range. surface snow was a mix of wind board, but mostly faceted or decomposed surface snow. Ski pen in the 15-20cm range. Persistent slab structure is that but the slab the slab had broken down enough that it is no longer reactive.