Irwin Tenure

CB Avalanche Center 2014-15 Observations

LOCATION: Kebler Pass Area
DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/30/2015
NAME: Irwin Guides
SUBJECT: Irwin Tenure
ASPECT: E, SE, S, SW, W
ELEVATION: 10,000-12,000

WEATHER: Steady light snow all day. high 23 at ridge top, 28 at lake. light east winds.

SNOWPACK: 2” fell warm and wet, which should hopefully help bonding to the widespread Melt-freeze crusts. Not enough snow to test that theory yet. Current surface is pretty well broken up with old frozen tracks, wind scallops, and/or new tracks in the breaker crust. Expecting snowfall amounts to be too small to develop reactive storm slabs, and also expecting decent bonding to the crusts and broken up surfaces. Could change if we see more snowfall than forecaster.