Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Apr 21st, 2024 2:15PM

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

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Some new snow and strong winds. Approach the alpine with caution.




Avalanche Summary

Nothing was seen or reported today.

Snowpack Summary

You can expect 5-10cm of new snow from Sunday morning's squall. Strong South and SW winds were happening all day on Sunday, so expect new wind slabs near ridgeline and lee features. Under this storm snow, expect a firm crust on all aspects. If the sun shows it's face on Monday, moist snow will develop.

Weather Summary

A mix of sun and cloud with isolated flurries. The alpine high temperature will be -3c, along with ridge winds from the NW at 20km/hr. Freezing level is expected to rise to 2300m.

More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • Recent wind has varied in direction so watch for wind slabs on all aspects.
  • Avoid thin areas like rock outcroppings where you're most likely to trigger avalanches failing on deep weak layers.


Wind Slabs

An icon showing Wind Slabs

Be on the lookout for evidence of recent wind transport as the winds were very strong on Sunday.

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: Alpine.



Expected Size

1 - 2

Deep Persistent Slabs

An icon showing Deep Persistent Slabs

Cooler temperatures have lowered the likelihood of triggering.

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: Alpine.



Expected Size

1.5 - 3

Valid until: Apr 22nd, 2024 3:00PM