Crested Butte Area

CB Avalanche Center 2015-16 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 01/11/2016
Name: JSJ
Subject: Crested Butte Area
Aspect: North East
Elevation: 9,300’ to 11,000

Avalanches:
Weather: Clear & Cold. -7F @ 9:00 / 8F @ 1430 at TH. Light down valley N winds in afternoon, ridge top blowing from NNW all day, calm in valleys. .
Snowpack: Lots of needled surface hoar growth observed on all aspects of the compass, and throughout all elevation bands throughout our tour today. Predictably skier triggered 2 separate Loose Dry Snow slides (R1/D.5) on 35* terrain; full-depth facet sluffing to the ground where the slope previously avalanched during Xmas cycle. Slow moving and small entrainment. No other instabilities noted while traveling on slopes