Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Apr 8th, 2024 4:00PM

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

Avalanche Canada CB, Avalanche Canada


Be on the lookout for new wind slabs forming in the alpine with the forecast winds and new snow.




Avalanche Summary

Small spin drifts and loose dry avalanches out of steep alpine terrain were observed in the icefields are on Monday.

Snowpack Summary

5cm of new snow with moderate to intense wind transport in the alpine. Solar slopes and all aspects at tree line and below have a plethora of crusts in the upper snow pack. The Feb 3 PWL is down 40-100cm and remains a concern on shaded aspects above 2400m . The basal depth hoar/facets are gaining strength in deeper snowpack areas.

Weather Summary

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Terrain and Travel Advice

  • Be carefull around freshly wind loaded features.
  • Avoid shallow, rocky areas where the snowpack transitions from thick to thin.


Wind Slabs

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New wind slabs forming on previous hard surfaces (sun crusts and old wind slabs) will likely need some time to bond.

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: Alpine.



Expected Size

1 - 2

Persistent Slabs

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This problem seems to be most active where the March 19th crust is not supportive over the Feb 3rd weak layer (down 30-90cm) of facets over a crust.

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

Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.


Unlikely - Possible

Expected Size

1.5 - 3.5

Valid until: Apr 9th, 2024 4:00PM