Unusual surface hoar event

CB Avalanche Center2016-17 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 01/19/2017
Name: Ben Pritchett
Subject: Unusual surface hoar event
Aspect: North, North East, East, North West
Elevation: 9400-11400

Snowpack: I saw 5-12mm SH between 9,400′ and 11,400- today on open an gladed NW-E slopes, irrespective of previous snow surfaces. It had grown on old tracks, on old wind crusts on windward features, groomers and undisturbed pow surfaces with impunity. Certainly widespread on the shady side of the compass near and below TL.