Mt Emmons

CB Avalanche Center2015-16 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 02/12/2016
Name: Evan Ross
Subject: Mt Emmons
Aspect: North, South East, North West
Elevation: 9,000 to 12,000′

Weather: Mostly Clear, a few high thin cirrus clouds. Calm winds at ridgeline. Hot enough to lay down and take a nap.
Snowpack: Near and above treeline snow surface conditions are just rocked by previous winds. Lots of wind effected snow, some firm wind board 1-3″ thick and some wind textured curdled cream type snow. Ski pen about 10cm on the lumpy cream type snow.

Dry snow on NE and N facing slopes. Southeast facing slopes only seemed to be moist down 5-10cm. More protected and steeper SE slopes probably had a thicker moist surface.