Smith Hill

CB Avalanche Center2016-17 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 02/04/2017
Name: Will Nunez
Subject: Smith Hill
Aspect: North, South West
Elevation: 9,000-9,500

Weather: Partly cloudy in the morning and broken sky’s in the afternoon. Strong increasing solar/greenhouse affect on the more southerly slopes. Clam to increasing light winds out of the SW.
Snowpack: No sings of instability. HS 180cm 2″ new snow, surface rimed dendrites. CTN on a 27* Slope SW with lots of resistance on the crust facet interface was rounding 35cm down.
Gibson Ridge Obs: No signs of instability. HS 183cm. 4″ new snow, surface Rimed dendrites. Compression Test resulted in CT11SP 140cm 30* N on the mid January buried surface hoar storm interface. See Photos.

Gibson Ridge CT11SP 9,400ft North