Kebler Pass Observation

Name: Alex
Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 12/25/2014
Aspect: North, North East
Elevation: +/-11,000′

Weather: At noon at the Antracites snowmobile parking area it was snowing heavily with moderate winds from the southwest with about 20 cms new snow. Boot pen was about 40 cms, and the air temp was 15* F. As we skinned up, the snow came and went in squalls. At the top of the skin track the sky cleared a bit, We found 20 cms new snow at the top of short north and northeast facing runs, with a snow depth of +/-160 cms. The Dec. 21-22nd storm’s snow has become a slab under today’s new snow. We skied slopes up to 35* and had no collapses, cracking, or major sloughing. It was snowing heavily again when we left around 4 pm, but skies cleared as we came through the Y and towards CB on Kebler Pass.