Snodgrass

CB Avalanche Center 2015-16 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 01/29/2016
Name: Donny
Subject: Snodgrass
Aspect: North East
Elevation: 9500’ to 11,150’

Avalanches:
Weather: Strong north winds in valley bottom and observed on ridge tops in morning. Apron. 1” new snow overnight, no precip during day – mostly clear skies with high, thin clouds developing in late afternoon. Temps in 20s most of the day.
Snowpack: Full-depth facets on north side of Snodgrass. HS of 80cm (ish) with knee-deep skiing on steeper terrain and boot top deep skiing on shallower terrain. No signs of instabilities, except for a couple, extremely small wind slabs (like the size of a mini-fridge) right at the ridge. No significant facet sloughing.