Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Jan 25th, 2024 2:30PM

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

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Snow transport is still observed in the mountains. Although there isn't much change in the mountains lately, start zones, couloirs and depressions may have accumulated a considerable amount of snow.




Avalanche Summary

No new avalanche was reported or observed. If you go into the backcountry, thanks for sharing your observations on the Mountain Information Network (MIN).

Snowpack Summary

The alpine and exposed features at the treeline are showing a wide variety of wind-affected surfaces. In other words, snow distribution is uneven, and some areas are either scoured, back to crust or are showing significant amount of snow. In sheltered areas and below treeline, 5 to 15 cm of light snow cover the denser core of the snowpack.

Weather Summary

Synopsis : The Chic-Chocs will be under the influence of high pressure for the next couple of days.

Thursday evening and night: Clear skies. Southwest winds increasing to 45 km/h. Min. -7C. Freezing level at valley bottom.

Friday: Cloudy. Trace of snow. Westerly winds from 35 to 40 km/h. Max. -8C. Freezing level at valley bottom.

Saturday: Alternating sun and clouds. West winds from 25 to 35 km/h. Max. -7C.

Sunday: Cloudy. 2 to 3 cm of snow. Northwest winds around 40 km/h. Max. -13C.

For more details, check out the most recent alpine weather forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • Be alert to conditions that change with aspect and elevation.
  • Wind slabs are most reactive during their formation.
  • Be carefull around freshly wind loaded features.


Wind Slabs

An icon showing Wind Slabs

Snow transport is still observed in the mountains. The typical size refers to the start zones in the alpine and at treeline, where accumulations are greater.

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

Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.



Expected Size

1 - 2

Valid until: Jan 26th, 2024 3:00PM