Axtell-AM

CB Avalanche Center 2019-20 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 04/11/2020
Name: ADB
Subject: Axtell-AM
Aspect: East, South East
Elevation: ATL, BTL, NTL

Avalanches: none this morning

Weather: few clouds and light breeze maintaining cooler temperatures throughout the elevation bands and all aspects between 745-1130.

Snowpack: snow was very supportive throughout elevation bands and aspects. snow did not corn up when we dropped in to the hanging bowl between Wang Chung and bowls above Green Lake. Snow facing south of ridge line between Green Lake Drainage and the main Axtell cirque was quite soft and the only soft penetratable snow. Snow was edgable in main bowl we skied on all aspects and almost corn on SE aspects. Snow in cirque below main Axtell bowls was firm but edgable. We saw snowmobiles in both drainages and the snow mobiles didn’t create ruts or penetrate the snow surface.