CB Avalanche Center 2015-16 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 01/04/2016
Name: Ellie Southworth
Subject: Coneys
Aspect: East
Elevation: 10,330 ft

Weather: Mostly sunny in the morning with increasing clouds. -1° at 230pm at 10,330 feet.
Snowpack: HS around 100 cm at 10,330 feet with well developed facets on the bottom 35 cm and a 65 cm cohesive slab on top. The bottom half of the slab was P and 1F hardness softening to 4F in the upper 15-20 cm.

We skied a 29° slope and observed no signs of instability while skiing but observed a collapse while we were walking around our pit area. ECTP 18 SC failing on facets 45 cm from the ground.