Crested Butte Area

CB Avalanche Center 2015-16 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 01/08/2016
Name: JSJ
Subject: Crested Butte Area
Aspect: North East, East
Elevation: 9,300’ to 10,900′

Avalanches:
Weather: Broken to Overcast skies, Light intermittent snow, picking up in intensity around 1400, cold temperatures 4F @ 9:00am, and calm winds.
Snowpack: 10cm HST and lightly snowing intermittently S1-2 throughout the day. Loose, low density new snow, not bonding well to old surface and sluffing in terrain >35* with ski cuts. Previously avalanched slopes continue to refill back in, and are becoming harder to identify, but still lack any slab structure. Slopes with a persistent slab still present, are rapidly losing strength, and showing less potential for propagation.