D1 BTL 80º NE

CB Avalanche Center 2019-20 Observations

Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 02/25/2020
Subject: D1 BTL 80º NE
Aspect: North East
Elevation: 10200

Avalanches: D1-1.5 on rollover 45º broke on the new snow/old snow interface about 8″ -10″ deep. about 4m wide crown & ran about 40-50m until the slope flattened out to high 20ºs into the timber. Enough to knock you down given the slope angle. Observations from below were blocked by trees so relying on what ski partner described.

Small open slope in wind sheltered trees with branches still loaded with storm snow.

Weather: Hoth: Cold & Windy, Mostly overcast giving way to increasing sun around noon.

Snowpack: 120-160cm +
mostly supportive, ski pen ~20-30cm with some trapdoors around rocks & logs in steep sections.

ski pole handle probing found 4F midpack decreasing to 4F- & Fist towards ground.