Check in on Coney’s skier triggered avalanche

CB Avalanche Center 2018-19 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 01/10/2019
Name: Evan Ross And Eric Murrow

Subject: Check in on Coney’s skier triggered avalanche
Aspect: North East, East
Elevation: 9,800 to 10,800ft


SS-ASr-R1-D2-O. 1/9

Weather: Calm winds. Partly cloudy sky and warm feeling temps

Snowpack: HS in the 100-120 range on average. Ski pen around 20cm and SH on much of the snow surface. A few large collapses in the terrain but no shooting cracks.

The 1/9 remote triggered avalanche failed just below the holiday slab on 1.5mm NSF. This layer of NSF was about 5cm thick. Crown hight Varied between 1 to 4 feet thick. The thicker part of the slab was on a wind-loaded terrain feature. Slope angles on the bed surface were in the 34 to 36 range. East facing aspect at 10,360ft.