Gothic Area Avalanche

CB Avalanche Center 2014-15 Observations

LOCATION: Crested Butte Area
DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/19/2015
NAME: Eliot Rosenberg
SUBJECT: Gothic Area Avalanche
ASPECT: North
ELEVATION: 10,300 roughly

AVALANCHES: Apparently skier triggered by a separate previous party, possibly 1-3 days old. Failure occurred on the Dec. 13th layer on a 35-40 degree North facing slope. (Rough numbers) 90cm total snow depth, 30cm bed surface to ground, 50-60cm crown depth, 9m crown width, ran 30-40m creating a moderately sized debris pile.

WEATHER: Today it was mostly sunny with a light breeze blowing west to east, mid-day temps were around 30 degrees.

SNOWPACK: Shallow snowpack (roughly 90cm total snow depth) full of facets!

UPLOADS:

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