Level 1 Avy Course obs

CB Avalanche Center 2015-16 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 12/31/2015
Name: Donny
Subject: Level 1 Avy Course obs
Aspect: North East, East
Elevation: 9,600-9.100

Avalanches:
Weather: WEATHER: Clear, Calm and temps in the high single digits to low-teens all day.
Snowpack: SNOWPACK/AVALANCHE OBS: Obviously, we found the same results as Zach, so today’s bulletin, especially the video explains what we saw. We had massive whumpfing all day with large cracks surrounding us. We had a reactive buried surface hoar layer about 25 to 30 cm down. (CTM12 Q1 SP) This was fairly consistent and widespread, although I am sure it is a local issue as the place is obviously a SH factory. We skied slopes up to 33º and had no signs of instabilities while riding.