Issued: Jan 13th, 2024 4:00PM
The alpine rating is Wind Slabs., the treeline rating is , and the below treeline rating is Known problems include
Expect to find wind slabs in areas you typically don't see them. Cold weather is forecast to warm, but is still a concern. Review this blog for strategies to manage the cold.
A few natural and skier controlled storm and wind slab avalanches size 1-1.5 have been reported in the past few days.
If you go out in the backcountry, please consider sharing your observations on the Mountain Information Network (MIN).
Northerly winds at all elevations continue to redistribute the new snow from earlier this week. This new snow has buried various pre-existing crusts, surface hoar, old wind-affected surfaces, or facets.
The mid and lower snowpack is generally well settled with a series of crusts and facetted snow.
The height of snow at treeline is roughly 50 to 150 cm.
Clear, northwest alpine winds 20 to 40 km/h, treeline temperature -29 °C.
Mainly sunny, northwest alpine winds 10 to 30 km/h, treeline temperature -25 °C.Monday
Mainly sunny, northwest and northeast alpine winds 10 to 20 km/h, treeline temperature -20 °C.Tuesday
Mainly sunny, northwest alpine winds 30 to 40 km/h, treeline temperature -15 °C.
More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.
Terrain and Travel Advice
- Wind slabs are most reactive during their formation.
- Recent wind has varied in direction so watch for wind slabs on all aspects.
The wind has varied in direction and is current blowing from the north. Expect to see wind slabs in areas you typically don't see them.
Aspects: All aspects.
Elevations: All elevations.
Valid until: Jan 14th, 2024 4:00PM