Coneys Observations

CB Avalanche Center 2017-18 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 01/08/2018
Name: Thomas Ney

Subject: Coneys Observations
Aspect: North, North East, North West
Elevation: 10,500ft



Weather: Thin layer of clouds in the morning leading to clear blue skys by mid-day. Temperatures in the morning were in the low teens leading to mid 30s by noon. Very calm, no wind.
Snowpack: Skinning in we noticed 3-4mm surface hoar and a woomph once we left the established skin track as we headed up lookers right side of Coneys, my partner and I headed back to the car around noon and the surface hoar was still present. We dug a quick pit on the skiers left side of Coneys on a 25 degree slope, NW aspect at 10,500ft. The snow depth was 80cm. Our ECT tests was ECTN7 Q3, Our test failed on old-new interface. (New snow 1/7/2018 and the x-mas storm interface) Our ECT also produced ECTN17 Q2 and that failed on 3cm depth hoar, which consisted of 3mm facets.