Small Slides

CB Avalanche Center 2019-20 Observations

Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 02/17/2020
Name: steve
Subject: Small Slides
Aspect: North, South
Elevation: 10,000-11,200

1x SS-N-R1-D1-I on a South facing convexity at 11,200′. Could have been remotely triggered from the ridge, but I think it was due to a short period of strong solar radiation.

1x SS-ASu-R1-D1-I 1st skier ski cut, 2nd skier released a small pocket on a steep convex roll at 10,800′ in an open pocket in the trees
Weather: Overcast AM becoming Scattered by afternoon. Moderate WNW winds persisted, refilling the skin track through the day. Cold in there shade, warm in the sun.

Snowpack: less new snow than expected, about 6″ average. Obvious signs of wind transport during the storm.