Red Coon

CB Avalanche Center 2015-16 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 12/27/2015
Name: Evan Ross
Subject: Red Coon
Aspect: South East
Elevation: 9,200-12,000

Weather: Wind was generally calm with a light breeze at times. Clear sky. Temps felt like they where in the upper 20’s but didn’t measure.
Snowpack: Last weeks storm snow continues to settle and set up. Ski pen was about 30cm across all slopes traveled. At 11,200ft, SE, 28 slope, boot pen was 50cm, old storm snow 60cm and HS 75cm. Collapsing is becoming more stubborn. Either from lots of jumping or when folks take their skis off and wallow around. Still observed numerous large collapse throughout the day.

Slopes near 30 degrees had a thin zipper crust in places by afternoon.

Avalanches: Another old avalanche from last weeks cycle that didn’t seem to be previously reported In Wolverine. R1D2

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