Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Apr 21st, 2024 4:00PM

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

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Isolated pockets of wind slabs may linger in steep terrain in the alpine.




Avalanche Summary

Riders triggered small loose and wind slab avalanches on Friday in steep northerly alpine terrain. Looking forward, it may remain possible for humans to trigger similar avalanches in steep features.

Snowpack Summary

Northerly alpine slopes hold 10 to 20 cm of settled storm snow that overlies a hard melt-freeze crust. Isolated wind slabs may linger in steep northerly alpine terrain. All other aspects and everywhere below treeline have a hard surface crust.

The remainder of the upper snowpack is a mix of hard snow and crusts. The lower snowpack contains old weak layers that are currently dormant.

Weather Summary

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy. 10 km/h west ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature -5 °C.


Mix of sun and clouds. 10 km/h northwest ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature 1 °C. Freezing level rising to 2100 m.


Partly cloudy. 10 km/h south ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature 4 °C. Freezing level rising to 2500 m.


Mix of sun and clouds. 10 km/h southwest ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature 5 °C. Freezing level 2500 m.

More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • Carefully evaluate steep lines for wind slabs.
  • Wind slabs may be poorly bonded to the underlying crust.
  • When a thick, melt-freeze surface crust is present, avalanche activity is unlikely.


Wind Slabs

An icon showing Wind Slabs

Wind slabs may linger on shaded aspects in steep, alpine terrain. Assess for slabs prior to entering high-consequence terrain.

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

Elevations: Alpine.


Unlikely - Possible

Expected Size

1 - 1.5

Valid until: Apr 22nd, 2024 4:00PM