Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Apr 22nd, 2024 2:15PM

The alpine rating is moderate, the treeline rating is low, and the below treeline rating is below threshold. Known problems include Wind Slabs and Deep Persistent Slabs.

Avalanche Canada Dvonk, Avalanche Canada


We are almost in to the full spring cycle, start early end early and monitor the frozen surface which you walk on and under.




Avalanche Summary

Nothing was seen or reported today.

Snowpack Summary

Some new snow will help refresh the skiing. Solar aspects will have a melt freeze crust to mountain top and North aspects are well settled. There may be some fresh windslabs from the recent intense winds on Sunday, so caution when transitioning into wind affected terrain. Remember the bottom of the snowpack is weak, faceted and full of depth hoar, this will remain with us until it melts away.

Weather Summary

Tuesday will be a nice sunny day with cloudy periods. A reasonable overnight freeze of -4° with day time highs of 0° and light winds out of the SW.

Freezing levels to rise to 2600m

More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • Recent wind has varied in direction so watch for wind slabs on all aspects.
  • Avoid thin areas like rock outcroppings where you're most likely to trigger avalanches failing on deep weak layers.


Wind Slabs

An icon showing Wind Slabs

Be on the lookout for evidence of recent wind transport as the winds were very strong on Sunday.

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: Alpine.



Expected Size

1 - 2

Deep Persistent Slabs

An icon showing Deep Persistent Slabs

Cooler temperatures have lowered the likelihood of triggering.

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: Alpine.



Expected Size

1.5 - 3

Valid until: Apr 23rd, 2024 3:00PM