Level 1 avalanche course tour day

CB Avalanche Center 2017-18 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 03/11/2018
Name: Ross Matlock

Subject: Level 1 avalanche course tour day
Aspect: North, North East
Elevation: 9,400′-11,100′

Weather: High clouds throughout the day. No wind. Warming temps during the day.
Snowpack: HS varied between 50cm 120cm, very aspect related. The persistent slab structure is present on the northerly aspects on Snodgrass but weakening. Hasty pits revealed moderate to hard results failing from a melt freeze crust mid to lower pack or failing at the depth hoar, ground level. The upper snow pack is trending toward rounding facets. No cracking, collapsing or instabilities were found today.