Ruby Range

CB Avalanche Center 2017-18 Observations, 2018-19 Observations

Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 04/21/2018
Name: Evan Ross

Subject: Ruby Range
Aspect: South East
Elevation: 10,500-12,600


Found the one wind loaded terrain feature on all of the south face of Ruby at about 11,000ft. D1 30-35cm windslab failing about 1cm above the old snow surface on non persistent grains.

Weather: Sun popping out in CB in the morning, but drove into the cloud heading out Kebler. Mostly cloudy sky in the morning become overcast by 10am with a cloud deck starting at about 10,800ft. Moderate northerly wind gusts at ridgeline. Full white out but didn’t observe any snow blowing about when I looked at my feet.
Snowpack: The new snow has settled into a thick 5-6″ at lower elevations. Climbing higher up a south aspect the new snow had either been pressed in by the wind or green housing, or blown off. Didn’t get onto the wind loaded terrain for a comparison at higher elevations. An experienced person fell off the same small cornice twice within 10 minutes. Sweet! classic. #whiteout