Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Apr 7th, 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.

Avalanche Canada mbender, Avalanche Canada


A bit of new snow and wind will promote wind slab development in high elevation terrain through the day Monday.




Avalanche Summary

There have been no new reports of avalanche activity in the past few days

If you are getting out in the backcountry, let us know what you are seeing by making a post on the MIN (Mountain Information Network).

Snowpack Summary

5-10 cm of snow may accumulate through the day Monday at upper elevations. Expect southwest winds to redistribute this into alpine and treeline lee terrain. This may be sitting on a hard crust on all aspects to at least 1600 m. Below, the snowpack is generally settled and well bonded.

Weather Summary

Sunday Night

Mainly cloudy with 2-5 cm of snow at upper elevations. Ridge wind southwest 20 to 40 km/h. Treeline temperature -5 °C. Freezing level 900 m.


Cloudy with 3-10 cm snow at higher elevations. Ridge wind southwest 30 to 50 km/h . Treeline temperature -2 °C. Freezing level 1400 m.


Cloudy with 5 to 10 cm of snow at upper elevations. Ridge wind west 20 to 40 km/h. Treeline temperature -2 °C. Freezing level 1500 m.


Mix of sun and cloud. Ridge wind southwest 15 to 30 km/h. Treeline temperature -1 °C. Freezing level 1600 m.

More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • Watch for newly formed and reactive wind slabs as you transition into wind affected terrain.
  • Wind slabs may be poorly bonded to the underlying crust.
  • Watch for wind-loaded pockets especially around ridgecrest and in extreme terrain.


Wind Slabs

An icon showing Wind Slabs

New snow and southwest winds may form fresh wind slabs in the alpine and treeline.

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

Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.



Expected Size

1 - 1.5

Valid until: Apr 8th, 2024 4:00PM