Red Lady Bowl

CB Avalanche Center 2017-18 Observations

Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 01/31/2018
Name: Tyler Tegtmeier and Cam Smith

Subject: Red Lady Bowl
Aspect: South East, South
Elevation: 9,100 to 12,400

Weather: Mix of sun and clouds with temps in the mid 30s at the TH and getting cooler at higher elevations. Wind out of the West with 50mph gust, especially ATL. Blowing snow at and above tree line.
Snowpack: Snow in the sun at lower elevations was warming quick and turning slushy/wet. Skin track was iced up in the trees where shade kept the snow cooler with a noticeable icy crust. Above tree line the wind was blowing snow and snow was severely wind affected on the south side face. Cornices noticed along summit ridge. Bowl was wind affected as well with crust noticeable throughout entire descent. It was either a nasty breakable crust or we both forgot how to ski.