Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Apr 1st, 2023 4:00PM

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

Avalanche Canada mbender, Avalanche Canada


As the sun shines over the next few days be aware of recent new snow sluffing in steep terrain facing the sun during the warmest part of the day.




Avalanche Summary

Avalanche activity over the past week has been limited to small wet loose avalanches and cornice falls during periods of warm sunny weather.

Snowpack Summary

A dusting of new snow has fallen on moist or crusty snow layers, except shaded terrain above roughly 1400 m where the snow has remained dry over the past week. The middle of the snowpack is strong and contains numerous hard crusts. The lower snowpack is composed of weak basal facets. There hasn't been avalanche activity on it recently, but it will remain on our radar this spring as it may become active with abrupt changes to the snowpack, such as rapid loading (heavy snowfall or rain) or prolonged warming.

Weather Summary

Saturday night

Cloudy with clear periods, light to moderate southwest wind, treeline temperature around -8 °C with freezing level at valley bottom.


Mix of sun and cloud, light west and northwest wind, treeline temperatures around -5 °C.


Mix of sun and cloud, light to moderate northwest wind, treeline temperatures around -5 °C.


Mix of sun and cloud, moderate northwest wind, treeline temperatures around -5 °C.

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.
  • Avoid shallow, rocky areas where the snowpack transitions from thick to thin.


Wind Slabs

An icon showing Wind Slabs

Overnight snow may have formed fresh pockets of wind slab at upper elevations.

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

Elevations: Alpine.


Unlikely - Possible

Expected Size

1 - 1.5

Valid until: Apr 2nd, 2023 4:00PM