Pizza and Cake Pow Laps!

CB Avalanche Center2015-16 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 03/24/2016
Name: JSJ
Subject: Pizza and Cake Pow Laps!
Aspect: South East, South
Elevation: 9,200-12,400′

Weather: Mostly sunny, light to moderate winds from the WNW, cool temps NTL & ATL
Snowpack: 15 cms HST (at TH), and about 50 cms HST (at summit). Cold, dry, and uncohesive in the morning, becoming moist and slabbing up by 1300. Resting on a soft, dusty MF crust. Easily skier triggered by early afternoon as wet loose slides once the HST became moist on steep terrain features via ski cuts, and running on the old MF crust. Surfaces ATL staying cold where exposed to wind on the surface.