Red Lady Glades

CB Avalanche Center 2018-19 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 03/03/2019
Name: Steve Banks

Subject: Red Lady Glades
Aspect: South East, South
Elevation: 9200-10,400

Avalanches:

None observed, but we avoided avalanche terrain and visibility was minimal at best.

Weather: S1 to S5 throughout the day. Obscured skies and moderate but gusty westerly winds. Warm temps near freezing. A fair amount of blowing snow was observed on exposed knoll.

Snowpack: 15 cms new snow with storm totals around 60 cms. Deep trail breaking with knee deep ski penetration and hip deep foot penetration. 2 small localized collapses felt when 2 people came together. Isolated and surprisingly little cracking in the new snow 6-20 cms deep.

ECTN 23 down 42 cms
CTM Sudden Planer failure down 42 cms on mid storm density change. No failure on new snow/old snow interface.
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