Issued: Feb 6th, 2024 4:00PM
The alpine rating is Wind Slabs., the treeline rating is , and the below treeline rating is Known problems include
Shifting winds can result in difficult to identify patterns of wind slab. Watch for signs of instability like shooting cracks as you transition to open terrain.
Several loose dry activity up to size 1.5 in neighboring regions out of steep terrain features.
Recent snow has accumulated over a crust at treeline and alpine elevations. On the east side of the region, there is 20 to 40 cm, and on the west side 10 cm on this crust.
Below this crust, the shallow faceted snowpack is moist, with two crust layers, one in the midpack and another near the base of the snowpack. Avalanches on these layers are unlikely, but we continued to monitor their reactivity.
Mainly cloudy. Alpine wind west 10 to 15 km/h. Treeline temperature -5 °C.
Cloudy then clearing with sunny breaks. Alpine wind northeast 5 to 15 km/h. Treeline temperature -4 °C.
Mainly cloudy. Wind southwest 10 to 20 km/h. Treeline temperature -4 °C.
Mainly cloudy, 3 to 5 cm accumulation. Wind southwest 20 to 25 km/h. Treeline temperature -4 °C.
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.
Recent new snow with strong northeast winds developed wind slabs in lee terrain features and continues to be possible to trigger by riders. New southwest winds may make these old wind slabs hard to identify.
Aspects: All aspects.
Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.
Valid until: Feb 7th, 2024 4:00PM