Snow Safety team report

CB Avalanche Center 2017-18 Observations

Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 01/24/2018
Name: Irwin Cat Operation

Subject: Snow Safety team report

Avalanches:

no new avalanche observations but did start to see rollerballs after 1500 on below
treeline, southerly steep terrain.

Weather: quite cold morning warmed by midday. high temperature at study plot 33. calm
conditions at all elevations.
Snowpack: Snowpack continues to settle, facet, and moisten below treeline late in the day.
Assessment in untravelled, alpine, west facing crossloaded gullies showed snowpack no deeper than 80cm,
consistently faceted 4F- hardness, and no significant layering. 3 handshots were unreactive.
Some rollerballs on steeper south and southwest facing terrain late in the day.