CB Avalanche Center2016-17 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 03/01/2017
Name: Steve Banks/ Mike Soucy
Subject: Snodgrass
Aspect: North East, East
Elevation: 9,300-11,200

Avalanches: Many fresh avalanches noted above treeline on Gothic, SE face of Mt. Belleview, both sides of Angle Pass, Wolverine, Redwell and East side of Scarp Ridge. All D2 and Easterly aspects with extensive propagation running up to 1000 vertical. Also saw crowns on Schuylkill Ridge but didn’t see the extent.
Weather: High of -8 but strong solar made it feel much warmer. Light winds with some plumes noted off the high peaks.
Snowpack: New snow settling well and stiffer due to last nights winds.
1 test profile to check the buried NSF at 10,200 NE below the Snodgrass saddle with 35 cms of new and CT 1 SC. Spooky.
Some small, localized collapses on the skin up in terrain around 30 degrees.
Thin zipper crust on S/SE slopes in the afternoon even at 11,000′.