Snodgrass Area

CB Avalanche Center 2016-17 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 02/05/2017
Name: Chris Pruden
Subject: Snodgrass Area
Aspect: North East
Elevation: 9000-9600

Weather: Partly cloudy sky in the afternoon. Winds light and variable where we were but really ripping at ridge top (from the west). Blowing snow observed on Gothic and White. Temps hovered around freezing.
Snowpack: No obvious signs of instability besides a weak structure found during snowpack tests and some small wet loose events on solar aspects. CTM SC and ECTP. The pit was at 9500 with a NE aspect and 25 degree slope angle. Both of these failures occurred 30 cm down on some degrading buried SH. As we were digging we watched some D1 wet loose avalanches coming down on the sunny side of the valley at our same elevation.