Coastal Feeling Pow

CB Avalanche Center2018-19 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 02/21/2019
Name: Evan Ross

Subject: Felt Coastal
Aspect: North, North East
Elevation: 9,400-11,400ft

Weather: Partly to mostly cloudy through the day. Didn’t notice any snow plumes on the peaks but the light wasn’t there to really see that well. Noticed valley tracks getting drifted back over. Otherwise traveled in areas protected from the wind. About  1″ of new snow in 24hr

Snowpack: Feels like coastal pow. No signs to instability and skiing north to northeast NTL/BTL terrain. The Valentine Storm really stuck well to rocks and steep terrain features. We didn’t encounter any thin snowpack areas that may have been more concerning.