CB Avalanche Center2016-17 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 01/16/2017
Subject: Goooooood
Aspect: North, North East
Elevation: atl,tl,btl

Avalanches: several sluffs out of south, northeast and north aspects. Small avalanche on southwest aspect (see photo)
sluffs ran a long ways (800-1000 feet) but never entrained lower snowpack. One sluff on northeast aspect even started in steeper terrain and rolled down the gut of a gully for 800 feet still moving on a pitch that was maybe 25 degrees
Weather: overcast, zero wind even on ridge top
Snowpack: ski pen 10-14″, surface hoar forming