CB Avalanche Center2016-17 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 02/27/2017
Name: Donny Roth
Subject: Emmons
Aspect: North, South East
Elevation: 9,200-12,100

Weather: Mostly clear skies throughout the day with all surrounding mountains shrouded at some point during the day. No new precip. Cold! Strong winds out of the west and channeling through lower gullies.
Snowpack: Snow on southern aspects was settling fast with today’s strong radiation. The strong winds were moving lots of snow, but much of seemed to sublimate into the atmosphere, rather than load particular slopes. All aspects of Redwell were being wind hardened as the wind was blowing straight up the valley. The slab was stiffening as the day progressed. We saw no signs of instabilities.