Mt Axtell

CB Avalanche Center 2016-17 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 03/25/2017
Name: Zach Guy
Subject: Mt Axtell
Aspect: North, North East, East
Elevation: A/NTL

Avalanches: Skier triggered a 3″ by 8′ wind slab in a north facing couloir ATL, harmless in size. No other instabilities in steep terrain.
Weather: Increasing clouds. Warm temps.
Snowpack: 1″ of settled storm snow, mostly scoured away ATL except in cross loaded drifts up to 3″ or 4″ thick. Some minor rollerballs on cross loaded easterly aspects (see photo), but not enough snow to slide.