CB Avalanche Center 2018-19 Observations

Location: Paradise Divide Area
Date of Observation: 12/29/2018
Name: Chris

Subject: Pocket
Aspect: South East
Elevation: 10800


Skier was ascending a gulley at 32 degrees and triggered a hard winslab 8 inches max at crown probably 38-40 degrees at steepest. Skier was knocked back maybe 20 feet and lost a pole

Weather: Clear calm, cold strong ridgetop winds
Snowpack: Shallow windslabs or easterly terrain, few inches of new consolidated on southerly with a thin suncrust