Terrain where consistent tree cover grows
Credit: Crested Butte Avalanche Center
Below treeline describes the lowest elevation band, where consistent tree cover is found. Below treeline elevations generally receive less snowfall and wind. On a slope scale, the snowpack below treeline tends to be more spatially homogeneous due to less wind effects.
Below treeline is the lowest elevation band, characterized by lower snowfall amounts and less wind. Credit: Crested Butte Avalanche Center
The snowpack below treeline is typically more homogenous on a slope scale due to less wind effect. Credit: Crested Butte Avalanche Center
Below treeline slopes can still be open or sparsely gladed. Credit: Crested Butte Avalanche Center