Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Jan 5th, 2024 4:00PM

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

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Sled cautiously...

Rider triggered avalanches are unlikely, the more significant hazard is the shallow snowpack.

We are Forecasting busted A arms for those who get after it.




Avalanche Summary

No new avalanches have been reported. There are very few field observations coming from this forecast area. Remember that a lack of avalanche reports does not necessarily mean a lack of avalanche activity.

If you go out in the backcountry, please consider sharing your observations on the Mountain Information Network (MIN).

Snowpack Summary

Check out this MIN from our field team describing conditions at Core Lodge.

A wide spread crust exists on or near the surface below 1400 m. South facing slopes are generally scoured.

The snowpack is shallow and facetted (sugary) with multiple crusts in the mid pack. Pockets of deeper, wind-loaded snow may be found near ridges, gully features, and established avalanche paths.

Average snowpack depths at treeline are roughly 20 to 80 cm.

Weather Summary

Friday Night

A mix of clear skies and cloud with trace amounts of new snow expected, southwest alpine wind 15 to 40 km/h, treeline temperature -6°C.


Mostly cloudy with trace amounts of new snow expected, west alpine wind 15 to 25 km/h, treeline temperature -15°C.


Sunny with no new snow expected, west alpine wind 15 to 30 km/h, treeline temperature -14°C.


A mix of sun and cloud with trace amounts of new snow expected, west alpine wind 20 to 40 km/h, treeline temperature -9°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.


Persistent Slabs

An icon showing Persistent Slabs

Avalanches are possible in isolated terrain features like gullies and alpine bowls where deeper deposits of snow may sit atop a weak, facetted lower snowpack.

Aspects: North, North East, East, West, North West.

Elevations: Alpine.



Expected Size

1 - 1.5

Valid until: Jan 6th, 2024 4:00PM