Gothic Mountain

CB Avalanche Center 2019-20 Observations

Location: Paradise Divide Area
Date of Observation: 03/11/2020
Name: Evan Ross
Subject: Gothic Mountain
Aspect: North East, East, South, South West
Elevation: 9,500-12,500

Weather: Low level fog/clouds over the upper Crested Butte Valley in the AM hours. Mostly cloudy sky above with the sun shining through a few holes. Light winds at ridgeline. S-1 precipitation at times with no notable accumulation. Light misting and rain around sunset in CB. That rain didn’t appear to add much measurable water. While watching outdoor furniture, chairs became wet, but never started dripping #science.

Snowpack: No avalanche concerns encountered on a 8am to 1pm tour. Southerly slopes remained supportive and soft surface crusts stayed well intact. Upper elevation easterly slopes had about 5-6″ of soft snow that has accumulated this week with no avalanche concerns or wind slab issues encountered. Below 10,500ft on easterly slopes ski pen was an inch or two with soft crust topping the rest of the snowpack. S-1 precipitation at times with accumulations near 1/4 to 1/2 inch.