Crested Butte Area

CB Avalanche Center2014-15 Observations

LOCATION: Crested Butte Area
NAME: Zach Guy
SUBJECT: Crested Butte Area
ASPECT: North, North East
ELEVATION: 10,000 ft

AVALANCHES: No signs of instability

WEATHER: Broken skies. Calm winds. I counted 4 or 5 snowflakes falling from the sky.. But they were pretty big.

SNOWPACK: A profile on a NE aspect below treeline showed the Jan 11 surface hoar layer 25 cm deep, with fist hard, faceted snow above and below. No real slab over the surface hoar and no results on this layer, and we didn’t see any signs of instability on slopes up to 40 degrees.