Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Jan 7th, 2024 2:30PM

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

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Traveling by skis is hazardous due to thin snow coverage at lower elevations. Specific alpine slopes see greater accumulations, but access remains a challenge.




Avalanche Summary

No new avalanches were reported or observed recently, but field observations are limited.

If you go into the backcountry, please consider sharing your observations at bulletin@avalanchequebec.ca or on the Mountain Information Network (MIN).

Snowpack Summary

15-25 cm of light snow overlies a thick widespread melt-freeze crust or sits directly on the ground. Accumulations are greater in specific couloirs and alpine gullies. However, access remains very challenging and hazardous due to thin snow coverage. In most areas, the snowpack is below the threshold for avalanches. The height of the snow varies between 10 and 60 cm.

Weather Summary

Synopsis: A northerly flow will bring cold and dry weather on Monday and Tuesday. A major storm is expected to move into the region Wednesday, with significant snowfalls 🤞.

Sunday evening and night: Increasing cloudiness, no precipitations, wind north 15-20 km/h, alpine temperature -21C.

Monday: Cloudy with sunny periods, no precipitations, wind north-westerly 30-40 km/h, alpine temperature -12C.

Tuesday: Cloudy with isolated flurries, trace accumulation, wind northwest 40-50 km/h, alpine temperature -9C.

Wednesday: Snow, heavy at times, 20-30 cm, wind southeast 60-90 km/h, alpine temperature -2C.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • Wind slabs may be poorly bonded to the underlying crust.
  • Expect shallow snow cover that barely covers ground roughness.
  • Even a small avalanche can be harmful if it pushes you into an obstacle or a terrain trap.


Wind Slabs

An icon showing Wind Slabs

Isolated wind slabs are overlying a thick, widespread crust. Human-triggering remains possible, especially around convexities, ridge lines and cross-loaded features. Carefully evaluate steep slopes before committing to them.

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

Elevations: Alpine.


Unlikely - Possible

Expected Size

1 - 2

Valid until: Jan 8th, 2024 3:00PM