Irwin Cat ski obs

CB Avalanche Center 2015-16 Observations

Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 03/16/2016
Name: Irwin Guides
Subject: Irwin Cat ski obs
Aspect: East, South, West
Elevation: 10-12,000 ft

Avalanches: South Face of Ruby had a 60’ wide wind slab release sometime around midday. Ran about 800’ but was not very deep. R1D1.5 but would have taken you over the cliffs.
Snowpack: 13” new overnight with little accumulation through the day. New snow well bonded to old crusts and from storm to storm. Hand shears showed a little upside-downness, but didn’t see any associated instabilities. Stiffening some by day’s end from the wind and cold but still not much of a slab.