Emma Lake

Location Name: 
Emma Lake
Region: 
Other Area
Date and time of observation: 
Sun, 02/13/2022 - 12:00
Location Map: 



Observation made by: Avalanche Specialist
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

Today we toured in the Emma Lake area. We wanted get a baseline for all aspects and elevations before the forecasted wind and snow.  We toured up an East aspect and at 8600 feet and found soft faceted snow in sheltered trees and moist surface snow in sun exposed areas that were void of trees. As we approached tree line at 9900 all aspects became stiff wind board and resulted in us boot packing to the ridgeline. We descended a North face below tree line, the faceted snow we found resulted in consistent ski turns all the way down. Variable conditions prevailed on East and West aspects, South was nearly void of snow except for a few small patchs.

Snowpack photos: 
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
No
Cloud Cover: 
Clear
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Calm
Precipitation: 
None
Air temperature trend: 
Warming
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Accumulation rate: 
None