Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Jan 29th, 2024 4:00PM

The alpine rating is considerable, the treeline rating is considerable, and the below treeline rating is considerable. Known problems include Wet Slabs.

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Continue to choose conservative terrain.

We have some uncertainty in how long it will take for the snowpack to gain strength.




Avalanche Summary

Several wet loose and wet slabs up to size 2 have been reported in the region. These avalanches have generally been triggered naturally at treeline.

Snowpack Summary

Elevated freezing levels have moistened the upper snowpack to mountain top.

A layer of facets formed during the mid January cold snap sits 30-50 cm deep. Another weak layer consisting of a crust and facets is down 50 to 100 cm.

The mid and lower snowpack is generally strong and well bonded.


Weather Summary

Monday Night

Partly cloudy with light rain expected, south alpine wind 40 to 70 km/h, freezing level around 2600 m.


Mostly cloudy with light rain expected, southwest alpine wind 15 to 35 km/h, freezing level around 2300 m.


A mix of sun and cloud with light rain possible, southeast alpine wind 30 to 50 km/h, freezing level rising to 2500 m.


Mostly cloudy with up to 5 mm of rain expected, southeast alpine wind 20 to 40 km/h, freezing level rising to 2300 m.

More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • Back off slopes as the surface becomes moist or wet with rising temperatures.
  • A moist or wet snow surface, pinwheeling and natural avalanches are all indicators of a weakening snowpack.
  • Keep in mind that wet avalanches can be destructive due to their high density.


Wet Slabs

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Wet slab and wet loose avalanches are likely when the upper snowpack is saturated from rain and elevated freezing levels.

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: All elevations.


Possible - Likely

Expected Size

1.5 - 2.5

Valid until: Jan 30th, 2024 4:00PM