Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 01/07/2019
Aspect: East, South East
Weather: Obstructed skies, light wind, S2 snowfall
Snowpack: last 48 hours: 10 to 16 inches of new snow.
with equipment-weight of skier is 121 lbs.
off skin tracks, continuous and consistent cracking isolated to area surrounding the skin track; collapsing to a depth of 16 inches.
Disclaimer: highly qualitative tests. cuts were made with ski poles.
East aspect in aspens: CT3 Q2 with failure on buried surface hoar (?) 8 inches below surface.
SE Aspect in the trees: CTN Q2 on melt freeze crust 8 inches below the surface
West Aspect on road cut uphill of weather station: CTN Q1/Q2 on melt freeze crust 16 inches below the surface.