Super Bowl Coney’s Laps

CB Avalanche Center 2014-15 Observations

LOCATION: Crested Butte Area
DATE OF OBSERVATION: 02/01/2015
NAME: Seth Tucker
SUBJECT: Super Bowl Coney’s Laps
ASPECT: East, South East
ELEVATION: 9,000 – 10,900

AVALANCHES: There were no signs of any avalanche activity on the slope or in the surrounding areas.

WEATHER: The temperature at the trailhead was 25 at 12 noon with the wind coming from the north. The wind was steady throughout the day from the north and stronger at the ridge and valley floors. There were strong winds at the summits of all the surrounding peaks with snow transport clearly visible. The afternoon was partly sunny with only slight environmental temperature changes.

SNOWPACK: The snow pack was variable with the surface snow being wind buffed where exposed. There was a wind slab of a couple inches throughout the entire pitch with allmost all previous tracks having been filled in. There were no cracks, whoops, or unstable snowpack signs during any of the laps.