CBSP control work

CB Avalanche Center2016-17 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 12/11/2016
Name: CB Ski Patrol
Subject: CBSP control work
Aspect: North, South East
Elevation: 11,800′, 11,600′

Avalanches: Morning Glory: HS-ASr-R3-D3-G
Big Chute: SS-AE-R3-D2-G & SS-AE-R2-D2-G
Powder 8 Gully, Headwall: HS-AE-R3-D2-G
Headwall, Main: HS-AE-R2-D3-G

Touchy to very touchy on specific aspects and elevations. Of specific interest to our local backcountry conditions was the remote skier trigger on Morning Glory.
Weather: 5″ new, .5″ H20. Moderate winds observed, no Wx station data.
Snowpack: 17.5″ Storm total in last 7 days. HS 26″
Profile on 12/10: ECTN15 RP – Failure at 18cm
Results below typically failed on 1-1.5mm facets, stepped to ground.