Not quite spring

CB Avalanche Center 2018-19 Observations

Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 04/14/2019
Name: Keitha

Subject: Not quite spring
Aspect: North East, East
Elevation: 11,000-12,000

Avalanches: Fresh, natural wind slab avalanche that ran earlier in the morning on a noticeably wind loaded SE aspect of Ruby. One skier triggered avalanche on a cross-loaded E-SE slope, big enough to carry a person.

Weather: Partly sunny turning overcast and flat light by late morning. Not enough sun to warm up or change snow surfaces drastically. W, NW wind gusts transporting snow at high elevations.

Snowpack: 6-12″ of fresh on top of a supportive base. New snow turning stiff below 11,500 in places affected by wind.