Slate TH Zone / Smith Hill Area

CB Avalanche Center2015-16 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 12/24/2015
Name: JSJ & Chris
Subject: Slate TH Zone / Smith Hill Area
Aspect: South West, West
Elevation: 10,600-9,300

Weather: Mostly Clear to increasing clouds; cold; no wind
Snowpack: Recent storm snow, plus a few inches of cold low density snow on top overnight. HS around 70-110cms. Mostly all storm snow over either a thin MF crust capping facets in the bottom 5-10cms, or just storm snow lying over sagebrush. Still observing deep collapses and some shooting cracks, but less so then yesterday.