Gothic Mtn, south facing, resembles round cutlery

CB Avalanche Center2017-18 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 03/30/2018
Name: Cam and Tyler

Subject: Gothic Mtn
Aspect: South, South West
Elevation: 9,500-12,500


Had some notable wet sluffing near the top around 1p.m. Triggered by first skier in the center of the bowl after a few turns. Ran about 10 ft wide for 600 vertical feet. Maybe 1-3 inches deep.

Weather: Winds were calm down low and increased to 30ish mph up high.
Snowpack: On West faces the snow surface was locked up between 10,000 and 11,000 ft before 11 a.m. As we got higher and later we could break through the crusts while bootpacking. Zero cracking, collapsing, or signs of instability. Not even rollerballs until we dropped in the S face in the afternoon.