CB Avalanche Center2015-16 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 02/16/2016
Name: Steve Banks
Subject: Snodgrass
Aspect: North East, East
Elevation: 9,400-11,100

Weather: Partly cloudy and warm with moderate winds from the NW. Some plumes noted at higher elevations, but no evidence of wind transport NTL or BTL.
Snowpack: Was able to ski cut a fresh windslab on a small, steep convex roll on an obviously drifted and cross loaded feature around 10,000′ on a NE facing slope.
Quick snowpit in same area (but not cross loaded) showed 4 cm of new snow over rounding facets from 4f to 1f. ECTP 27+1 PC on the hardness change 37cms deep. Basel facets are large, but rounding and sintering.