Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Apr 12th, 2024 4:00PM

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

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Warm sunny weather will cause wet avalanches, especially on sun-exposed slopes.




Avalanche Summary

A few small (size 1) avalanches were reported over the past few days including small wind slabs on north-facing alpine slopes and wet loose avalanches on sun-exposed slopes.

Wet loose avalanches will occur over the next few days as skies clear and the freezing level rises to mountain tops.

Snowpack Summary

Expect surfaces to melt and weaken as the freezing level climbs to 2800 m on Saturday. This will occur rapidly on sun-exposed slopes.

Weak layers deeper in the snowpack have shown signs of strengthening and are no longer a concern.

Weather Summary

Friday Night

Clear skies 35 km/h west ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature 0 °C. Freezing level 2100 m.


Sunny. 25 km/h southwest ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature +6 °C. Freezing level 2800 m.


Sunny. 15 km/h southwest ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature +8 °C. Freezing level 3000 m.


Mix of sun and cloud. 40 km/h southwest ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature +5 °C. Freezing level 2500 m.

More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • Minimize exposure to sun-exposed slopes when the solar radiation is strong.
  • Minimize your exposure time below cornices.
  • Back off slopes as the surface becomes moist or wet with rising temperatures.


Loose Wet

An icon showing Loose Wet

Wet avalanches will occur on steep slopes exposed to heat and/or sun.

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: All elevations.


Likely - Very Likely

Expected Size

1 - 2

Valid until: Apr 13th, 2024 4:00PM