Paradise Divide Snow Ob

CB Avalanche Center2015-16 Observations

Location: Paradise Divide Area
Date of Observation: 11/17/2015
Name: MR
Subject: Paradise Divide Snow Ob
Aspect: North East, East, South East
Elevation: 9,500-11,200

Weather: strong gusting winds out of the northwest. Intermittent spitting snow. Mid 20’s temp?
Snowpack: dense slab of new snow, some wind stiffened, on skin track on east to northeast aspects, some collapsing and whomphing. Hasty pit showed 8-10 inches of dense snow popping cleanly on the interface. Surprised to not see any avalanche activity in the zone, or get any reaction skiing though we mostly avoided 30+ degree slopes.