Mt. Emmons

CB Avalanche Center2016-17 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 02/21/2017
Name: Donny
Subject: Mt. Emmons
Aspect: North, South
Elevation: 9,200-12,200

Avalanches: No signs of instabilities were observed.
Weather: Partly cloudy throughout the day, no new snow, periods of strong radiation. Light to moderate NW winds at ridge top.
Snowpack: Sun-effected snow was settling quickly. HN24 ranged from 2” below 10,000’ to about 10” in the alpine. Ski Pen ranged from 1” to 12”. New snow seemed to bond to the old snow well and the old facets were still present. It wasn’t dust-on-crust as I expected. Snow on shady aspects was deep and soft – up to 12” and fist hard.