Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Apr 17th, 2024 4:00PM

The alpine rating is low, the treeline rating is low, and the below treeline rating is low.

Avalanche Canada mconlan, Avalanche Canada


Best practice is to back off sun-exposed slopes as they bake in the sun.




Avalanche Summary

We haven't received reports of recent avalanche activity. The likelihood of triggering an avalanche is low at this time.

Please consider submitting to the Mountain Information Network if you are getting out in the backcountry.

Snowpack Summary

The snow surface will wet with daytime warming and freeze into a hard melt-freeze crust at night.

The remainder of the snowpack is strong.

There is insufficient snow to form avalanches for most below treeline locations.

Weather Summary

Wednesday Night

Clear skies. 10 to 20 km/h northeast ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature 0 °C.


Clear skies. 20 to 30 km/h northeast ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature 3 °C. Freezing level 1600 m.


Clear skies. 20 to 30 km/h east ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature 4 °C. Freezing level 1700 m.


Increasing clouds with 5 cm of late afternoon snow. 20 to 40 km/h southeast ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature 2 °C. Freezing level 1500 m.

More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • When a thick, melt-freeze surface crust is present, avalanche activity is unlikely.
  • Pay attention to cornices and give them a wide berth when traveling on or below ridges.
  • Watch for unstable snow on specific terrain features, especially when the snow is moist or wet.
  • Avoid terrain traps such as gullies and cliffs where the consequence of any avalanche could be serious.

Valid until: Apr 18th, 2024 4:00PM