Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Apr 25th, 2024 4:00PM

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

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Small avalanches are possible on wind-loaded and sun-exposed slopes.




Avalanche Summary

Recent reports indicate small wet loose avalanches on sun-exposed slopes (size 1 to 1.5).

Small wind slabs possibly formed on Wednesday.

Snowpack Summary

Recent storms delivered 15 to 25 cm of snow to higher elevations and possibly formed wind slabs in lee terrain.

Surfaces below 1500 m are experiencing daily melt-freeze cycles.

Large cornices are present and could weaken with daytime warming.

Weather Summary

Thursday Night

Mostly clear. 15 km/h southeast ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature 0 °C. Freezing level 1500 m.


Mostly sunny. 10 km/h southeast ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature +2 °C. Freezing level 1800 m.


Increasing cloud with 1 to 3 cm of snow in the afternoon. 40 km/h south ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature 0 °C. Freezing level 1600 m.


Cloudy with 5 to 10 cm of snow. 50 km/h south ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature -3 °C. Freezing level 1000 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.
  • Minimize exposure to sun-exposed slopes when the solar radiation is strong.
  • Be alert to conditions that change with aspect and elevation.


Wind Slabs

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Wind slabs may exist in steep alpine terrain and along ridges. Expect newly formed wind slabs on Sunday.

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

Elevations: Alpine.



Expected Size

1 - 2

Loose Wet

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Wet loose avalanches are possible on steep sun-exposed slopes.

Aspects: South East, South, South West.

Elevations: All elevations.


Unlikely - Possible

Expected Size

1 - 1.5

Valid until: Apr 26th, 2024 4:00PM