LOCATION: Snodgrass (Crested Butte Area)
Elevation: 11,000-9,500 BTL
WEATHER: Calm wind, few clouds and cool temps on north side of Snodgrass.
SNOWPACK/AVALANCHE OBS: All around weakness. Persistent Slab structure was mostly or completely faceted out. sloughing was the primary problem on terrain over 35 degrees. Sloughs were easily initiating and would continue gaining mass until they reached lower angled terrain. The largest ones where D 1.5’s. Lots of wind scouring or wind ripped terrain in the East River Valley from recent strong down valley winds.