S**t sandwich

CB Avalanche Center 2016-17 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 01/24/2017
Subject: S**t sandwich
Aspect: North East
Elevation: btl

Avalanches: Visibility in and out, mostly out, but it appeared there was a natural on the far skiers left side of main Coney’s bowl that came off of that prominent rib but did not continue very far. Got one skier triggered pocket on lower roller 30-35 degrees at top of pocket (see photo)
Weather: snowing, random breezes around 10 mph
Snowpack: Right side up cake, upside down cake, I’ve never understood those so lets just call the top 16 inches a s**t sandwich with lighter snow on top of denser snow sitting on top of lighter snow, on top of a reactive layer.