Crested Butte snowpack structure

CB Avalanche Center 2020-21 Observations

Date of Observation: 02/12/2021
Name: Jared Berman, Jack Caprio, Zach Kinler, Zach Guy

Zone: Southeast Mountains
Location: Zone A and Zone C paths near downtown Crested Butte
Aspect: East, North West
Elevation: 9,000′

Snowpack: Looked at two snowpits to observe snowpack structure adjacent to municipal start zones. Both showed unstable structures with moderate propagating results below 45 to 70 cm slabs.

Pit 1 was dug on the west end of Elk Ave (Zone A)

Pit 2 was dug on the west end of Red Lady Ave (Zone C)

See snow profiles in photos.