CB Avalanche Center2019-20 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 01/04/2020
Subject: Snodgrass
Aspect: North West
Elevation: BTL

Avalanches: Observed a slab avalanche on White Rock Mountain or adjacent peak. Looks to be a R2-D2 and may have resulted from cross loading from yesterday’s high winds reported in the forecast. This avalanche is visible from Snodgrass Parking lot but hard to see exact starting zone. Debris ran from side gully and piled up in main gully. See picture.

Weather: Few clouds. Calm. Air Temperature was 22 degrees in shade around 13:30.

Snowpack: Pit depth was 105 cm. Performed a compression test and had a CT 24 Q3 on the October layer. See pictures. Slope was 39 degrees and this pocket had not been skied yet. Pit photos and profile attached.