Issued: Jan 13th, 2024 4:00PM
The alpine rating is Wind Slabs., the treeline rating is , and the below treeline rating is Known problems include
Pockets of hard windslab remain in wind loaded gulley features.
The cold temperatures continue to be a concern, trip plans and objectives should remain simple and short.
No new or recent avalanches have been reported, however there are very few field observations coming from this forecast area.
If you go out in the backcountry, please consider sharing your observations on the Mountain Information Network (MIN).
Around 15 cm of new snow fell in the region early last week. It added to an existing skiff of snow atop a widespread crust that exists up to 1400 m. South and west-facing alpine slopes are generally scoured but may see some wind transporting snow onto them with the northerly winds. The snowpack is generally shallow with multiple crusts. Pockets of deeper, wind-loaded snow may be found near ridges, gully features, and established avalanche paths.
Average snowpack depths at treeline vary between 20 to 80 cm.
Clear with no new snow, northeast alpine wind 5-10 km/h, treeline temperature high of -30 °C.
Sunny, with no new snow, northwest alpine wind 5-10 km/h, treeline temperature high of -25 °C.
Mostly sunny, with no new snow, northwest alpine wind 20-30 km/h, treeline temperature high of -20 °C.
Cloudy with up to 5 cm of snow, west alpine wind 20-40 km/h, treeline temperature -15 °C.
More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.
Terrain and Travel Advice
- Expect shallow snow cover that barely covers ground roughness.
- Avalanche danger is often elevated in alpine gullies where snow has accumulated.
Avalanches are possible in isolated terrain features like gullies and alpine bowls where deeper deposits of wind-loaded snow exist.
Aspects: North, North East, East, West, North West.
Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.
Valid until: Jan 14th, 2024 4:00PM