Issued: Jan 15th, 2024 4:00PM
The alpine rating is Wind Slabs., the treeline rating is , and the below treeline rating is Known problems include
Upper elevations remain highly wind-affected. Powder snow can be found in wind-sheltered terrain.
No recent avalanche activity has been reported.
If you head into the backcountry, please consider submitting a MIN report.
Roughly 10 to 30 cm of recent snow now covers a variable crust across most areas. Northerly winds have redistributed this fresh snow at and above treeline, particularly in regions near inlets or fjords, where strong outflow winds have significantly impacted the snow surface.
The mid and lower snowpack is generally settled and well-bonded.
Some lower elevation areas may be reaching the threshold for avalanches. Beware of buried early-season hazards.
Mostly clear with no precipitation, west alpine winds 0 to 20 km/h, treeline temperature -3 °C.
Mostly sunny with no precipitation, southwest alpine winds 10 to 30 km/h, treeline temperature -3 °C.
Cloudy with 10 to 20 cm of snow, southwest alpine winds 10 to 30 km/h, treeline temperature -7 °C.
Mostly cloudy with no precipitation, southeast alpine winds 30 to 50 km/h, treeline temperature -4 °C.
More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.
Terrain and Travel Advice
- Approach lee and cross-loaded slopes with caution.
- Seek out sheltered terrain where new snow hasn't been wind-affected.
Wind slabs may be found near ridgelines or lower on the slope than usual. Watch for crossloading in unusual features like mid-slope gullies and rollovers.
Aspects: East, South East, South, South West, West.
Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.
Valid until: Jan 16th, 2024 4:00PM