CB Avalanche Center2015-16 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 01/05/2016
Name: Donny
Subject: Snodgrass
Aspect: North East, East
Elevation: 9,600’ to 11,000′

Weather: Light snow from 0900 to 1400, less than an inch of accumulation; very light south wind; temps in low 20s.
Snowpack: SNOWPACK/AVALANCHE OBS: I skied the skier’s left side of the “Rental Shop” area off of Snodgrass. It had clearly avalanched during the previous cycle, with significant crowns still visible. HS was 50 to 60 cm of pure facets. Primary problem was loose, facet sloughing. This snowpack is totally weak and will not support any new load – something to keep in mind as this next round of storms comes in.