Mountain Snowpack-Cooperative Snow Survey Program for NRCS

CB Avalanche Center 2020-21 Observations

Date of Observation: 02/26/2021
Name: Andrew Breibart


Zone: Southeast Mountains
Location: Red Lady Glades and CB Nordic Trail
Elevation: BTL

Weather: Keystone snow course/Red Lady Glades: obstructed skies and strong winds. colder temperatures before 9AM
Crested Butte snow course/CB Nordic Magic Meadows yurt: few clouds and light winds with moderate gusts and warming temperatures between 10 AM and 12PM.
Snowpack: Keystone snow course: 2.54 cm (1 inch) melt-freeze crust on the surface. Snow depth ranged between 68 and 112 cm (27 and 44 inches) across 41 meter (135 foot) transect with 5 samples.
Crested Butte snow course: depth ranged between 86 and 107 cm (34 and 42 inches) across N to S transect of 122 meters (400 feet) and W to E transect of 74 meters (244 feet). melt freeze crust 61 cm (24 inches) below surface (1/19 or 2/5 interface?).