East River/White Mountain

CB Avalanche Center 2015-16 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 01/16/2016
Name: Ian Havlick
Subject: East River/White Mountain
Aspect: East, South East, South, South West, West
Elevation: 8800-11300

Avalanches: no new avalanches observed
Weather: Scattered to broken skies, with some pleasant sun in the morning. Cold and steady N-NW winds all day, no new snow. no sensible solar radiation.
Snowpack: 3″ new, semi-dense wind effected snow overnight, blown around into various thicknesses of wind crust/slab 3-24″ deep in some areas. All new snow fell on large facets, ski pen was still 20cm, boot pen to ground. Did feel two medium sized whoomphs while travelling on the thickest fresh wind drifts of the day near a small ridgeline. Steady and significant windloading E-SE-S aspects above treeline.