Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 01/19/2020
Subject: Snodgrass slide
Aspect: North East
Observed a slide likely triggered on 1/18/29 at 10,300 feet on a NE aspect at 10,300 feet. Photo from below doesn’t capture this small convex slope with a slope angle greater than 35 degrees on an isolated feature skiers left of the main slide path with saplings, where the majority of yesterdays tracks are and our tracks are. Looks like a SS-R2-D1. Didn’t get close enough to gage the crown height, but did observe the debris pile in the runout zone, which would have partially buried you.
Weather: clear skies and calm.
Snowpack: surface hoar less than 1 inch across all slopes except forested areas (see pictures). snow skied like we were skiing facets on the open slopes.