Red Lady Bowl Avalanche

CB Avalanche Center 2018-19 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 03/06/2019
Name: Evan Ross

Subject: Red Lady Bowl Avalanche


Red Lady Bowl ran naturally on Wednesday 3/6. The weather has made taking pictures of this avalanche difficult. This avalanche is estimated to have run close to 80% of its total potential avalanche path and was very large and destructive in size.

The pictures below are the toe of the avalanche debris and another avalanche that failed sympathetically on a steep SE facing slope. The crown of this sympathetic avalanche is estimated at 2.5ft and probably failed around the 2/28th interface.

Also, a couple small storm slab avalanches where seen along Kebler Pass Rd near Crested Butte. 5 to 6″ deep failing on 40 degree, northerly facing terrain.