Phoenix bowl control routes

CB Avalanche Center 2018-19 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 01/22/2019
Name: CBPSP

Subject: Phoenix bowl control routes
Aspect: North, North East
Elevation: 10,500’

Avalanches:

#1 SS-AE-R2-D2.5-O/G
#2 SS-AEy-R2-D2.5-O
#3 SS-AE-R2-D2.5-O/G
#2 was remotely triggered aprox. 600’ away over an abrupt ridge on a diff. aspect from one 2# charge.

Weather: Clear and cold with light NW winds

Snowpack: Obvious sings of windloading on lee slopes E aspects. 27” of new snow on top of 24” of very weak faceted snow that had seen minimul ski patrol traffic before the storms.

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