Remote triggered slide BTL

CB Avalanche Center 2019-20 Observations

Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 11/24/2019

Subject: Remote triggered slide BTL
Aspect: North, North East
Elevation: 10600

Avalanches: One small D .5 natural on a N slope that looked to have filled in a little. Our party remote triggered another small slide on a NNE slope from below while skiing out. Two pockets pulled out across a rib with each pocket having a crown ~6-8m across and approximately 45cm tall. A deeper pack would have let a much more dangerous slide loose but today’s shallow pack would have only buried someone to their waist if they had been on that slope.

Weather: Bluebird. Some wind transport up high.

Snowpack: S-W sunny slopes moistened up throughout the day. Found the persistent weak layer on N-E slopes throughout the day. Several medium sized collapses on the skin track on the way up. S-W slopes had 30 cm snowpack. N-E varied from ~45cm to 100cm on wind-loaded features. 2mm surface hoar on most slopes BTL that didn’t disappear throughout the day unless exposed to direct sun.