Mt. Emmons

CB Avalanche Center 2018-19 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 02/17/2019
Name: ADB

Subject: Mt. Emmons
Aspect: South East, South, South West
Elevation: ATL, BTL, NTL

Avalanches:

Skiers left side of main bowl:
U-NC-R1-D2. visibility was too poor to take a picture. In English, cornice break cause slide in the bowl.

Weather: ATL and NTL: obscured skies with calm to light winds.
BTL-Broken skies and calm.

Snowpack: two whumps on skin track: at location of yesterdays site of the remote avalanche at NTL; second on south ridge near main cornice area that has no trees to the west. I was at least 100 feet from my partner and heard them.
BTL and less than 28 degrees-sun crust is 4 inches below new snow in open areas and within aspens.