Avalanche Forecast

Issued: May 2nd, 2024 3:30PM

The alpine rating is high, the treeline rating is high, and the below treeline rating is considerable. Known problems include Storm Slabs, Deep Persistent Slabs and Loose Wet.

Avalanche Canada mkoppang, Avalanche Canada


New snow is setting into a reactive Storm slab/Wet slab/Loose wet that has the potential to be destructive and run far. Friday is a good day to avoid avalanche terrain.




Avalanche Summary

A natural Loose wet cycle was observed over the past 24hrs on all aspects.

Snowpack Summary

Up to 60cm of recent storm snow has settled fast with the warmer temperatures and is quickly settling into a reactive storm and or wet slab. This snow is overlying a variety of surfaces from crusts on solar aspects to dry snow on steep northern polar aspects. When the sun comes out, we are expecting a natural avalanche cycle to occur.

Weather Summary

The storm is finally ending and we are looking to return to back to spring, hopefully for the last time! Skies will begin to clear on Friday and winds will be light. The freezing level is forecast to be around 2300m and rising to 2600m on Saturday.

More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • Keep in mind that wet avalanches can be destructive due to their high density.
  • If triggered loose wet avalanches may step down to deeper layers resulting in larger avalanches.


Storm Slabs

An icon showing Storm Slabs

New snow is rapidly setting into storm slab.

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: All elevations.


Likely - Very Likely

Expected Size

1 - 2.5

Deep Persistent Slabs

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Watch for wet slab avalanches to step down to the weaker basal layers and going full depth to ground.

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.



Expected Size

1 - 2.5

Loose Wet

An icon showing Loose Wet

Wet loose avalanches may initiate the deeper weak layers.

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: All elevations.


Very Likely - Certain

Expected Size

1 - 2

Valid until: May 6th, 2024 3:00PM