Mt. Emmons – Red Lady Glades

CB Avalanche Center 2019-20 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 01/01/2020
Subject: Mt. Emmons – Red Lady Glades
Aspect: South East
Elevation: 10,700

Avalanches: Around 2 PM, partner triggered a small, inconsequential slide as they skied along the top of an east facing convex rollover btl on generally shaded, south facing terrain. Slide did not propagate over the entire slope.

Weather: Slide occurred between the first and second wave of the New Years storm. Approximately 2” of new snow had fallen so far that day.

Snowpack: Slide appeared to fail on the 12/24 facet layer and entrained the Santa Storm snow.

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