Thick and Crusty

CB Avalanche Center 2015-16 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 03/24/2016
Name: WN
Subject: Thick and Crusty
Aspect: South East, South
Elevation: 9,200’-12,400′

Avalanches: Small Loose wet slide where observed running on the old dust MF crust as well as a small skier triggered loose Storm slab E aspect. See Photo.
Weather: Mostly clear with low clouds in the valley in the AM, light to moderate winds from the WNW, cool temps NTL & ATL.
Snowpack: The snow was quick to warm up today on S-SE aspects becoming moist and thick before 11:00am. Boot pen 10cm and HS 225cm at 11,000′. Lots of settlement BTL.

Storm-Slab