Stubborn but reactive winddlabs

CB Avalanche Center 2018-19 Observations

Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 02/04/2019
Name: Sam lesnikoski

Subject: Stubborn but reactive winddlabs
Aspect: North East
Elevation: Near treeline

Avalanches:

Skier triggered an r1 d1 wind slab on second lap. Ski cut same slope before with no result though snow was noticeably stiff underfoot. On second lap the first rider triggered the slide that broke above them but was able to pull out with out issue. Only wind loaded storm snow ran, it went on near surface facets.

Weather: Graybird with building clouds, steady wind at tree line

Snowpack: Dense storm snow, some minor sluffing on steeper pitches, some cracking with very small propagation after stomping on wind loaded knolls.

Photos: