Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 01/27/2020
Name: Eric Murrow
Aspect: South East, South, South West
Elevation: 9200′ – 10700′
Avalanches: none observed
Weather: S-1 to S1 snowfall during early afternoon, moderate westerly winds blowing new snow around. New snow accumulation near Irwin reached a bit over 3 inches at 3pm.
Snowpack: Rambled snowmobiles around checking on crust formation from the past two days of warm weather. Steep, south-facing slopes had crusts close to 4cm thick at the lowest elevation close o 9K, but these were still fairly soft and not quite supportive to skis. As you transitioned to the east or west of south crust thinned and became weak, full-breaker riding conditions just beneath the new snow.