Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Apr 13th, 2024 4:00PM

The alpine rating is moderate, the treeline rating is moderate, and the below treeline rating is low. Known problems include Loose Wet.

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Daytime heating will cause heightened danger, especially on sun-exposed slopes.




Avalanche Summary

There have been no new avalanches reported over the past few days.

Looking forward, we expect wet loose avalanches as skies clear and the freezing level rises. Small wind slabs may still be possible along ridgetops.

Snowpack Summary

Warm sunny weather will melt and weaken surface snow everywhere except for north-facing slopes above roughly 2400 m. Surface melting will occur rapidly on sun-exposed slopes.

Weak layers deeper in the snowpack have shown signs of strengthening and are no longer a concern.

Weather Summary

Saturday Night

Mostly clear. 10-15 km/h west ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature 0 °C. Freezing level 2400 m.


Sunny. 10-15 km/h southwest ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature +8 °C. Freezing level 2700 m.


Mix of sun and cloud. 20-30 km/h southwest ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature 3 °C. Freezing level 2000 m.


Mainly cloudy with scattered flurries. 10-20 km/h northeast ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature -1 °C. Freezing level 1600 m.

More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • Minimize exposure to sun-exposed slopes when the solar radiation is strong.
  • Minimize your exposure time below cornices.
  • Watch for wind-loaded pockets especially around ridgecrest and in extreme terrain.


Loose Wet

An icon showing Loose Wet

Wet loose avalanches are likely on sun-exposed slopes. Shaded slopes may also weaken with heating.

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: All elevations.



Expected Size

1 - 2

Valid until: Apr 14th, 2024 4:00PM