Crested Butte Area

CB Avalanche Center 2015-16 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 01/11/2016
Name: Donny
Subject: Crested Butte Area
Aspect: North East, East
Elevation: 11,200

Avalanches:
Weather:
Snowpack: 32º slope, ENE Aspect @ 11,200’ near Gothic. SkiPen: 15cm; BootPen: 50cm; HS 115; 0-10cm sintered DH; 10-30cm F+ Facets; 30-100cm SLAB, 1F at bottom, 4F at top; 1cm of sun crust; top 15cm recent storm snow, fist hard. ECTP (15) (x3) failing within facets about 25cm from ground. The slab popped right out.

We skied the slope and didn’t observe any signs of instabilities.

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