Stormy BC Ski Day

CB Avalanche Center2016-17 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 03/06/2017
Name: Jake
Subject: Stormy BC Ski Day
Aspect: North East, East

Weather: Indeed. OVC to Obscured back to OVC. Moderate to Strong Winds from the North at valley floor all day, WSW at ridge top, somewhat calm in the trees. S1-S3 rimed PP and grauple (sp?) throughout day with a lull at 1630. Full conditions, prime day for an extra buff and a double check on client clothing.
Snowpack: 1 big whumpf in the valley just before starting our ascent, no other signs of instability. Similar results to Dave with a quick pit just off the ridge on skier’s Right of the bowl- CT 16 45cms down on crust. Sorry I didn’t get a better description of the break, little blustery but if we want to go old school I’d say Q1.25 to be precise. Broke clean but didn’t pop. No signs of instability on the ski, kept it low angle. Certain wind transport all day.