Mt. Emmons

CB Avalanche Center 2019-20 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 02/17/2020
Name: ADB
Subject: Mt. Emmons
Aspect: South, South West
Elevation: ATL, BTL, NTL

Avalanches: Evans Basin: HS-N-R.05-D0.5 on a cross loaded east-facing feature at BTL. This HS appears to have occurred during the last wind and not within the past 24 hours. Crown and scarp seemed a bit filled in with new snow.

Weather: Mostly overcast skies with temperature below freezing and holding steady. ATL/NTL: strong winds with cross loading into Red Lady bowl. BTL: light and moderate winds with no snow transport.

Snowpack: About 4 inches of new snow and wind didn’t fill in skin track BTL. Again, thanks dawn patrol. BTL in Red Glades in spruce and aspen, skied new snow on top of melt freeze crust, which was felt throughout the entire area.
No instabilities observed on skin track BTL and wind scoured ATL.