Crested Butte Area

CB Avalanche Center 2015-16 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 01/02/2016
Name: Donny
Subject: Crested Butte Area
Aspect: South West
Elevation:

Avalanches:
Weather: 10:15 @ 9000’ Partly Cloudy, Calm and too cold to take a temp; 3mm SH; top 20cm of snow gone to facets; HS: 80cm; BootPen: 10cm SkiPen: 60cm
11:00 @ 9,500’ Partly Cloudy, Calm and -8ºC; SH; HS: 60cm; SkiPen: 5cm BootPen: 60cm
13:00 @ 10,600 Overcast with high, thin clouds, Calm and 1.5ºC; HS:70cm; SkiPen: 10cm BootPen: 70cm
Snowpack: Many, large whumpfs in low-angle terrain below 11,000’. Average snow depth was between 60 and 80 cm. This southwest aspect was a facet-sandwich, with about 30cm of basel facets and 20cm of NSF surrounding a 1F- “slab” in the mid-pack. We skied a 35º slope and had no signs of instabilities.