hoar, suncrusts, pow

CB Avalanche Center 2019-20 Observations

Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 01/08/2020
Subject: hoar, suncrusts, pow
Aspect: North, North East, East, South East, South
Elevation: 9200-11400

Avalanches: no new observed

Weather: chilly and blustery throughout the day

Snowpack: suncrust on southerlies was almost stout enough to support a skier at some points, but just soft enough to always break through and make for some creative turning. Growing surface hoar widely present north facing down low until maybe 10,500 or so, see blurry photo. Toured and skied north facing snow in the playground area and observed no signs of instability, with conditions ranging from supportive pow to wind stiffened pow to breaker windslab.