Issued: Apr 13th, 2023 4:00PM
The alpine rating is Wind Slabs., the treeline rating is , and the below treeline rating is Known problems include
Keep an eye out for conditions that change with aspect, elevation, and time. The snow surface will vary throughout the terrain and will change as solar input does it's thing.
On Wednesday a natural avalanche cycle occurred with storm and wind slab avalanches up to size 3. Check out this MIN from the Tantalus.
Numerous wet loose and dry loose avalanches were also observed in the region on Wednesday.
A new crust can be found at or near the surface on all but high north facing terrain. The alpine is variably wind effected from moderate to strong northeast winds with previous southerly winds.
Several crusts can be found in the upper snowpack. A well settled snowpack exists below.
Partly cloudy with the possibility of light flurries bringing trace amounts of new snow. Light northwest winds and a low of -9°C at 1800 m.
A mix of sun and cloud with no new snow expected. Light southerly winds and freezing levels rising to 1600 m.
Cloudy with up to 10 cm of new snow expected. Strong southerly winds and freezing level rising to 1600 m with the snowline around 1300 m.
Stormy with up to 20 cm of new snow expected. Moderate to strong southerly winds and freezing levels rising to 1500 m. Snowline around 1100 m.
More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.
Terrain and Travel Advice
- Be careful with wind slabs, especially in steep, unsupported and/or convex terrain features.
- Be alert to conditions that change with aspect and elevation.
- Minimize your exposure time below cornices.
- As surface loses cohesion due to melting, loose wet avalanches become common in steeper terrain.
Rider triggerable wind slabs may still be found on lee and cross loaded features at treeline and above.
Aspects: North, North East, East, South East, West, North West.
Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.
Valid until: Apr 14th, 2023 4:00PM