Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Mar 24th, 2024 4:00PM

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

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Small human-triggered avalanches are possible where new snow has been wind-loaded over a hard crust.




Avalanche Summary

No new avalanches have been reported in the region.

If you are heading into the backcountry please consider posting your observations to the Mountain Information Network. We read every report!

Snowpack Summary

5 to 15 cm of new snow accumulates atop a thick crust capping a moist upper snowpack.

A few buried crusts are found 100 to 170 cm deep. Reports suggest they are bonding well and are not a concern at this time. The mid and lower snowpack is well-settled and dense.

Weather Summary

Sunday night

Increasing cloud with flurries starting, bringing up to 5 cm. 20 to 30 km/h south ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature 0 °C. Freezing level 1000 m.


Mainly cloudy with 2 to 8 cm of snow. 20 to 30 km/h southwest ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature -3 °C. Freezing level 1200 m.


Mainly cloudy with 5 to 10 cm of snow. 20 to 30 km/h southwest ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature -3 °C. Freezing level 1200 m.


Cloudy with 10 to 25 cm of snow. 40 to 60 km/h southeast ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature -1 °C. Freezing level 1400 m.

More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • Watch for wind-loaded pockets especially around ridgecrest and in extreme terrain.
  • Wind slabs may be poorly bonded to the underlying crust.
  • When a thick, melt-freeze surface crust is present, avalanche activity is unlikely.


Wind Slabs

An icon showing Wind Slabs

Wind-loaded pockets of recent snow may slide easily on the crust. Watch for pockets of wind slab in leeward terrain features in the alpine.

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

Elevations: Alpine.



Expected Size

1 - 1.5

Valid until: Mar 25th, 2024 4:00PM