Irwin Guides

CB Avalanche Center2016-17 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 03/12/2017
Name: Will Nunez
Subject: Irwin Guides
Aspect: North, East, South, West
Elevation: 9,000-10,200ft

Avalanches: Small wet slab on SE aspect.
Weather: Overcast, light winds out of the NW with periods of light snowfall in the AM. Overcast with a strong solar greenhouse affect, Light to moderate winds out of NW in the PM. Temps ranged in the high 30F.
Snowpack: whomping and collapsing were felt BTL but no moment was seen. A few hand sheers revealed a crust grauple layer with inconsistent sheer qualities 4F near the interface. HS was around 200cm with surface snow warming and producing roller balls and hot powder on NE aspects. SW aspect received a fair bit of solar gain as well even with overcast ski and wind with surfaced became great corn skiing. No other instability where observed.