Snow Safety team report

CB Avalanche Center 2017-18 Observations

Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 01/22/2018
Name: Irwin Cat Operation

Subject: Snow Safety team report
Avalanches: None aside from small windslab, SS-AE-R1-D0.5-I. (50cm x 100m x 40m) Peeled into the cornice and only ran 100′. Blocks and
debris nice and spread out on the slope

Weather: Clear, NW winds lightly transporting snow. Relatively cold with strong solar.
Snowpack: 20-30 cm’s of new snow only showing signs of cohesion or windslabs just below ridge
top. Aggressive ski cuts did not produce any results, mix of scoured and small pillowed windslabs behind trees, rocks, etc. Pasted with minimal ski pen 15cm’s. Evidence of wind effect down below treeline in open areas. New snow seems well bonded to 1/21 interface on SE (Sonic) with multiple hand shears pulling the top of the storm snow of but not at the interface.