Snodgrass Road

CB Avalanche Center 2015-16 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 12/22/2015
Name: Evan Ross
Subject: Snodgrass Road
Aspect: North East
Elevation: 10,600-9,300

Avalanches: Shooting cracks and collapsing on just about every slope traveled. Road cuts would crack but not move do to the depth of slab relative to the short size of slope. One slope collapsed and propagated a couple hundred feet away and released a 50ft wide 4ft deep avalanche. D1 given the size of the slope.
Weather: Overcast, no wind, snowing hard all day. Mostly S2.
Snowpack: Snowpit on NE at 10,500ft. HS140, 12/18 SH at 56cm, 12/14 facets at 45cm. Generally fist hard snowpack with very little 4f in the middle. Ski pen was waist to belly deep breaking trail and boot pen would have been to the ground if i had 140cm long legs.