Crested Butte Area

CB Avalanche Center 2015-16 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 01/17/2016
Name: Dave
Subject: Crested Butte Area
Aspect: North East
Elevation: 9,500- 10,800

Avalanches:
Weather: Morning was overcast with moderate snow (S2). Afternoon snow was light and got some breaks of sun through the clouds Light wind; temps in teens,
Snowpack: We toured up the west side of coney’s, put in skin track & did one lap. HS ranged from 100cm to 140cm in measured areas. New snow was 15+ cm of 1-2cm +. There was twice as much snow at coney’s compared to the packing lot. Boot pen 35 cm ski pen 15cm. Ridge top wind loading, cornices have grown since last week. Skiing was super good. Lots of tracks in coney’s but still room for some more.