CB Avalanche Center2017-18 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 03/15/2018
Name: Ben Pritchett

Subject: Coney’s
Aspect: North East, East
Elevation: 9-10,900 K

Weather: Convective showers all day, adding up to 2-3″ of snow by 3pm. Very greenhouse feeling, w/ intense radiation between the bursts of snow. Light southerly winds.
Snowpack: Dense rimed snow fell on wet snow surfaces. Very good bond between the saturated surface and the new snow initially, though it’s worth checking for “dry snow over melt layer” faceting at that interface in the near future as that interface freezes. Boot penetration was 10-20cm outside of very shallow isothermal areas. The melt water of the last couple days has changed the BTL snow surfaces to a very dense and consolidated cap over the old weak snow.