Kebler Pass Obs

CB Avalanche Center 2019-20 Observations

Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 02/25/2020
Name: Ian Havlick
Subject: Kebler Pass Obs
Aspect: East, South East, South, South West, West
Elevation: 10,000-12,000

Avalanches: Most significant avalanche observed was a size 2 natural slab avalanche failing mid morning mid slope Ruby Dyke zone, east facing above treeline. Other small skier triggered windslabs in our tenure.

Weather: Cold cold cold. below zero temperatures at ridge top this morning, warmed into low teens. Cold northerly winds persisted most of morning. Storm total from last 48hrs 6.5″ .4 SWE.

Snowpack: Snowpack mostly stable in terrain traveled, though did not touch the true wind loaded terrain in surrounding backcountry. Given natural avalanche this morning, would guess stability is still questionable in the high alpine where wind loading continues. Dense but stable windward continues to provide variable ski quality, though bonding well to underlying snowpack on all but steepest, wind loaded terrain traveled today.