Crested Butte Area

CB Avalanche Center 2015-16 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 01/10/2016
Name: Krista
Subject: Crested Butte Area
Aspect: South East, South, South West
Elevation: 9,200’ to 11,600

Avalanches:
Weather: Mostly clear. Very beautiful day. Light N/NW wind; temps in low teens.
Snowpack: Travelled on terrain up to 35* with no signs of instability. We traveled up and then down mostly in the trees and found an average HS of 70-110cm, with a 25-40 cm slab resting above 15cms of facets. Stability tests revealed CTN in 2 separate locations on S/SE aspects at 10,200/11,000 ft. Top 20-35cm of new snow made for good skiing above the supportive midpack/slab.