CBMR stepping out into new terrain

CB Avalanche Center 2018-19 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 02/19/2019
Name: Tom Schaefer

Subject: CBMR stepping out into new terrain
Aspect: East, West
Elevation: 10,000′

Avalanches:

#1 SS-ASur-R2-D2.5-O (skier #1 triggered a small slide on a ski cut below on a N aspect and simultaneously remotely triggered this slide from above on the E facing aspect around a rounded shoulder). E aspect 34 deg. slope Elevation 10,284′ 150′ X 400′ Failed above MFC on T-Day interface.
#2 SS-AE-R2-D2-O (SIingle 2# hand charge in Terminator 1 propagated up the ridge aprox. 400′ through sparse trees releasing across Terminator 2 and down through the apron’s towards the aspens below).

Weather: Cold, Calm, with light snow fall 3″ low density snow last night.

Snowpack: Snowpack was only observed on N aspect at 10,200′ in 4th bowl in previously untraveled terrain. Reported as supportive snow pack on N aspects with approximately 150-20cm HS. E aspect was not observed where remote avalanche occurred.
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