Events / Tour a SNOTEL site! Understanding Snowpack and its role in Western Water - Feb. 26

Tour a SNOTEL site! Understanding Snowpack and its role in Western Water

Ever wonder how spring river conditions can be predicted by looking at snowpack?

Or, how snowpack data is collected every hour at remote mountain sites?  

How is snowpack data is collected in remote mountain locations?  Come see for yourself and become a snow surveyor for a day with Roaring Fork Conservancy and Natural Resources Conservation Service! Meet at the Redstone Inn for coffee, refreshments and an introduction to snow science and its critical importance in water supply prediction in the west. Then we’ll head out into the snow on McClure Pass for some hands-on exploration as we visit a SNOTEL monitoring site, conduct a snow course survey, and dig a snow pit. 

Please keep the following in mind: 

  • Personal snowshoes are required! If you do not have your own, let us know and we can help find some for you to borrow.
  • Participants will carpool to McClure Pass from the Redstone Inn. 
  • Appropriate for ages 12 years and older. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. 
  • Please dress appropriately as the event will happen snow or shine. 

Please call (970) 927-1290 with questions.

Sunday, February 26, 2017
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Meet at Redstone Inn, Carpool to McClure Pass
COST: $30 per person; RFC Members: $20 (includes coffee/tea, instruction and tour)

REGISTRATION is required and opens on February 5, 2017.


Contact Us

Roaring Fork Conservancy
PO Box 3349
Basalt, CO 81621
(970) 927-1290

200 Basalt Center Circle, Suite 120, Basalt, CO 81621

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