Wind crusts and slabs

CB Avalanche Center2016-17 Observations

Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 12/06/2016
Name: Zach Guy and Evan Ross
Subject: Wind crusts and slabs
Aspect: East, West
Elevation: Near treeline

Avalanches: None
Weather: S-1 began around 11:30. Trace accumulation through the day. Moderate SW winds. Overcast skies.
Snowpack: West aspects NTL surface is a mix of P-hard wind crusts (~1-2″ thick, supportive on skis), and wind textured DF’s/small grained facets. On an east aspect NTL, there were 4″ fresh drifts, P-hard, with minor cracking. No other signs of instability.