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Winter Is Here, But Be Careful

The Crested Butte area is about to get its first taste of real winter. Social media will go ballistic. Your most hard-core friends will post pictures of their first faceshots of the season. It’s an exciting time. However, if ...
by 1. Ed Dujardin
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CBAC Investigates Schuykill Slide

CBAC forecaster Evan Ross investigates the recent slide on Schuykill than ran 1000 feet and resulted in a partial burial.  Stupid dust. According to the CBAC Facebook, there was another large skier triggered avalanche from th...
by 1. Ed Dujardin
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CB Local Caught in Mt. Ruby Avalanche – CBAC Photos

Preliminary reports are not good regarding an avalanche that took place around 2:00 PM today, January 21st, 2016.  A snowmobiler was caught in a large slide in the Lake Irwin area under Mt. Ruby.  A local man, known as B-Rad,...
by 2. Will Dujardin
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CBAC Christmas Poem

The Crested Butte Avalanche Center is coming at you with another Christmas poem, this one all about basal facets and El Niño. Be safe if you’re going to backcountry, the resort is getting dumped on! Enjoy! Fri, Dec 25, 2...
by 2. Will Dujardin
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CAIC Avalanche Report Bald Mountain 11-21-15

You probably heard about the massive skier triggered avalanche south of Breckenridge just a few days ago.  Luckily, the skier survived after being partially buried and being evacuated by Search and Rescue.  The crown was over...
by 2. Will Dujardin
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Large Avalanche Footage from NZ

Ryan Taylor, of New Zealand, was on the side of the mountain when he happened to notice some rockfall across the way.  That rockfall turned into a large avalanche and he happened to film it all. By the bottom you can truly se...
by 2. Will Dujardin
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Report on Beehive Avy Fatality

A 28 year old Bozeman man died after a small avalanche carried him over a rock face on Beehive Peak in Montana.  The victim and party had taken all of the appropriate precautions, but it still ended in fatality.  According t...
by 1. Ed Dujardin
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Insanely Lucky Avalanche Video

It takes a great bit of humility to mess up and then post your mistakes online.  This Australian was lucky to live to tell the tale and post this video so we can get the in-your-face reminders of how they messed up. Fortunatel...
by 2. Will Dujardin
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CBAC Investigates Skier Triggered Slide off Peeler

Take a look at this video taken yesterday up on Peeler Peak in the Oh-Be-Joyful Basin. A shallow 8″-1′ deep persistent slab broke off on some surface hoar on a N-NE slope near treeline. It puts the January snowpack ...
by 2. Will Dujardin
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Snowmobiler Triggers Avalanche in Afton, Wyoming

Check out this huge slide triggered by a high marking snowmobiler up in Afton, Wyoming.  Good thing he was able to stay on top and his friends were able to get to him quickly. That was lucky!
by 2. Will Dujardin
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