Kebler Pass

CB Avalanche Center 2019-20 Observations

Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 02/25/2020
Name: Evan Ross
Aspect: North East, South East
Elevation: 9,500-11,500

Weather: Overcast sky with very light snow in the morning became partly cloudy by mid-day. Temps felt very cold and were in the teens. Light to Moderate northerly winds with some blowing snow NTL.

Snowpack: Skiing aggressively in the terrain with now signs to instability. Some minimal surface sluffing in steep terrain, but the northerly winds and cold temps have hardened up the snow surfaces on northerly terrain. Those same northeasterly start zones were getting blown out the northerly winds.

A short section of SE low elevation terrain had about 5″ of recent snow on the most recent crust. That snow was bounded well to the crust and those crusts were also supportable. Thicker drifts could be found on cross-loaded terrain.