Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 12/25/2019
Name: Ian Havlick
Subject: Christmas Day Red Lay-Day
Aspect: East, South East, South
Avalanches: No signs of instability or fresh avalanches, poor visibility
Weather: 2-5″ of low density snow with westerly winds increasing near and above treeline. Kind of honking on ridgeline, 30-40mph. Temperatures were brisk.
Snowpack: 2-5″ new snow vastly improved skiing, with wind drifts 10-15″ in depth. Some slight cracking off ski tips off the top of bowl in fresh, denser windslabs. Crusts under new snow were felt at times, but not too bad!