Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Jan 16th, 2024 4:00PM

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

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New snow may take some time to bond to the cold, wind-affected surfaces underneath.




Avalanche Summary

No recent avalanche activity has been reported.

If you head into the backcountry, please consider submitting a MIN report.

Snowpack Summary

Fresh snow is burying previously wind-affected surfaces at treeline and above. In sheltered areas, especially around treeline elevations a layer of surface hoar crystals may exist below the new snow.

A crust buried by roughly 30 cm of snow may be breaking down (facetting), and forming another potential weak layer in the upper snowpack.

The mid and lower snowpack is generally settled and well-bonded.

Weather Summary

Tuesday Night

Cloudy with 2 to 5 cm of snow, southwest alpine winds 10 to 30 km/h, treeline temperature -5 °C.


Cloudy with 10 to 15 cm of snow, southwest alpine wind 10 to 30 km/h, treeline temperature -6 °C.


Mostly cloudy with no new precipitation, south alpine winds 10 to 30 km/h, treeline temperature -4 °C.


Cloudy with up to 25 cm of snow at treeline and above, south alpine winds 40 to 60 km/h, treeline temperature 0 °C, freezing levels rising to 1900 m.

More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • Closely monitor how the new snow is bonding to the old surface.
  • Watch for fresh storm slabs building throughout the day.
  • Dial back your terrain choices if you are seeing more than 20 cm of new snow.


Storm Slabs

An icon showing Storm Slabs

Fresh snow may take some time to bond to underlying surfaces. The likelihood of both slab and loose avalanches may increase as snow accumulates throughout the day.

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.



Expected Size

1 - 2

Valid until: Jan 17th, 2024 4:00PM