minimal issues BTL SE,E

CB Avalanche Center2016-17 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 03/03/2017
Name: Evan Ross
Subject: minimal issues BTL SE,E
Aspect: East, South East
Elevation: 9,300’ to 10,600′

Weather: Clear, calm, strong solar.
Snowpack: On most slopes not much for concerning structure. Either hot-pow over old snow surfaces that could have been pulled out as a loose wet avalanche on steep slopes, or a faceting soft slab on protected east aspects over old snow surfaces. Wind loading on the right slope over some of the weak old snow surfaces would have been key to find a more significant avalanche problem in this area. This snow surfaces will be crusty tomorrow morning before the next round of warming.