Mt. Emmons

CB Avalanche Center2014-15 Observations

Name: ADB
Title: Mt. Emmons
Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 01/03/2015
Aspect: South East, South

Avalanches: None in the bowl.

Weather: Mostly cloudy with pockets of sunshine. Snow flurries were constant with negligible accumulations. Along south ridge and below summit ridges, winds were light and unable to transport snow.

Snowpack: Skin track above south ridge had less than one inch of new storm snow. At the base of south ridge at the transition from tree line to alpine, found 2 to 3 inch stiff wind slab. Found a softer wind slab below the summit ridge, which was around 3 inches thick. Top of the bowl on the west side had soft slab snow.