CB Avalanche Center 2016-17 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 04/05/2017
Name: Cam Smith
Subject: Carbon
Aspect: South
Elevation: 10,000-12,000 ft

Avalanches: N/A
Weather: Clear. Warmer than the nearby Irwin weather station was showing. About 20 degrees in the valley at 0730. Winds from the northwest around 10-15mph blowing the little bit of snow still available for transport.
Snowpack: Below and near treeline holding 2-3 inches of blown snow. Above treeline was wind scoured on the ridges and about an inch of blown snow in cross loaded features. That inch of snow was poorly bonded to the spring crust but harmless because of its depth. More heavily loaded features would have been enough to knock a skier off their feet in the same situation.