Gothic Area

CB Avalanche Center 2015-16 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 01/29/2016
Name: JSJ
Subject: Gothic Area
Aspect: North, North East
Elevation: 9,300 – 10,800

Weather: Clear, Calm, Hot (high of 36F observed) w/ strong solar.
Snowpack: Widespread surface hoar up to 6mm on protected slopes. Broken down some by sun on lower angle slopes by afternoon, but still prevalent and 2-3mm in size. The surface snow continues to facet and weaken and lose strength and cohesion where HS is < 1.5M. Ski Pen mid calf deep; Boot Pen bottomless. No instabilities noted.