Red Lady

CB Avalanche Center2014-15 Observations

Name: Travis Colbert
Title: Red Lady
Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 12/29/2014
Aspect: South East
Elevation: 12,300

Avalanches: The final (and steepest) rollover prior to the lap track released a very small slab (4-5 inches deep, 10 feet wide, ran about 20 feet).

Weather: Intermittent light snow; light but steady winds from the west. Partial clearing at times, then socked in again. Cold (8-10 degrees).

Snowpack: Snowpack was solid despite some wind transported snow in the bowl. Very soft, 2-inch unconsolidated wind slab in the bowl. Broke off a small section of the cornice with no results. Ski cut broke up the soft surface slab, but produced no significant results. All of the tracks from weekend were completely covered by the new snow and wind transported, recycled powder. Bowl skied perfectly; creamy soft powder turns all the way down. Went up for a second lap, but visibility dropped considerably at the summit. Skied fluffy powder through the glades all the way down to the road.