Kebler Pass Avalanche

CB Avalanche Center2016-17 Observations

Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 01/09/2017
Name: Ian Havlick
Subject: Kebler Pass Avalanche
Aspect: South
Elevation: 9500

Avalanches: Avalanche slid naturally between time snowcat grooming road passed and group of snowmobilers passed slide path. Poor visibility but crown looked 80-100ft wide, 3ft deep, failing in sparse Aspens in windloaded convex slope. slid across road and into trees on other side. Airblast shook snow from trees. Debris 8-10ft deep, 6ft on road.
Weather: Obsured, moderate snow, strong to extreme winds, slight lull in snowfall at time of slide but steady west wind.