CB Zone

CB Avalanche Center 2018-19 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 01/25/2019
Name: Steve Banks

Subject: CB Zone
Aspect: South East
Elevation: 9-11,000

Avalanches:

Small windlslab in Red Lady Bowl fresh on 1/24 night? Evidence of several small dribblers, sluffs and cornice falls in the bowl over the past few days.

Weather: Mostly sunny and felt warm, but cold if not in the sun. Moderate winds in the AM becoming light in the PM. Lots of blowing snow up high. No precip

Snowpack: 4-6″ of new snow from yesterday/last night was becoming moist in the sun. Below was a soft crust from prior sunny days and another just below that. Without digging a pit, the snowpack felt supportive but variable. Ski pen never more than 8″ but ski pole could be pushed over 130cms into the snow in some places, but resisted in others. Lots of snow moving onto NE/E slopes NTL and ATL.
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