Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Apr 14th, 2023 4:00PM

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

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Continually assess conditions as you move through terrain. Rider triggerable wind slabs may still be found on lee and cross loaded features at treeline and above.




Avalanche Summary

No new avalanches were reported on Thursday but observations are limited this time of year.

If you are venturing into the backcountry please consider filling out a Mountain Information Network report.

Snowpack Summary

A new crust can be found at or near the surface on all but high north facing terrain. Rider triggerable wind slab could still be found in the alpine on west through east aspects.

Several crusts or moist layers can be found in the upper snowpack. A well settled snowpack exists below.

Weather Summary

Friday Night

Increasing cloud with no new snow expected. Increasing southerly winds and a low of -3°C at 1800 m.


Cloudy with up to 5 cm of new snow possible. Moderate to strong southerly winds and freezing level rising to 1700 m with the snowline around 1400 m.


Cloudy with up to 10 cm of new snow expected. Moderate southerly winds and freezing levels rising to 1900 m. Snowline around 1400 m.


Mostly cloudy with up to 5 cm of new snow possible. Moderate southeast winds and freezing levels rising to 1600 m with the snowline around 1200 m.

More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • Be careful with wind slabs, especially in steep, unsupported and/or convex terrain features.
  • Minimize your exposure time below cornices.
  • As surface loses cohesion due to melting, loose wet avalanches become common in steeper terrain.


Wind Slabs

An icon showing Wind Slabs

Rider triggerable wind slab may be found at treeline and above near ridge crests.

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

Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.



Expected Size

1 - 2

Valid until: Apr 15th, 2023 4:00PM