observed natural avalanches

CB Avalanche Center 2019-20 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 01/23/2020
Name: sam
Subject: observed natural avalanches
Aspect: North, North East
Elevation:

Avalanches:

Saw several natural avalanches on steep wind-loaded rolls above the bench between Pittsburg Rollers and Cabin Slide. Crowns looked to be a bit over a foot deep, likely ran yesterday into last night as many were already smoothed by wind and snow. Also saw several loose dry point releases off of cliff bands and two large slides off of the open shots on skooks that ran all they way to the valley bottom (similar to the slide observed in the open on skooks last Tuesday). Phone died so no photos.

Weather: Lightly snowing and balmy. Light south-west wind.

Snowpack: Deeper than expected. Maybe 5 to seven overnight of surprisingly blower pow given how warm it has been. Ski pen was over a foot deep.