Mt. Emmons

CB Avalanche Center 2017-18 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 04/06/2018
Name: ZDK

Subject: Mt. Emmons
Aspect: North East, East, South East
Elevation: 9,000′-11,500′


Multiple small natural and ski triggered loose slides on E-NE slopes greater than 35 deg, all D1(pictures).

Weather: OVC, snow showers S1 up to S5 during brief intervals. Calm-Light winds generally W but NW-NE also observed. Rain below 9,500′ on decent @ 13:30
Temp @ 9,000′: -.5C @ 09:00, 5C @ 14:30
Temp @ 11,500′: -1C @ 13:00
Snowpack: 4-5 inches of new snow above 11,000′ before 12:00. New snow falling on a ski supportive 2-4 cm crust above 10,000′. This crust was soft and breakable below 10,000′.
Conditions were warming the snow rapidly by early afternoon.