Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Jan 11th, 2024 4:00PM

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

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Give the recent storm snow time to stabilize.

Extreme cold significantly increases the consequences of an incident in the backcountry.




Avalanche Summary

A mix of natural, explosive, and skier-triggered storm or wind slab avalanches have been reported since the weekend. They occurred on a variety of aspects and elevations and were sizes 1 to 2.5.

If you go out in the backcountry, please consider sharing your observations on the Mountain Information Network (MIN).

Snowpack Summary

In the past week, as much as 70 cm of snow has accumulated in some areas. This new snow has buried a variety of old surfaces, including surface hoar on sheltered, north-facing terrain and a sun crust on south-facing slopes.

The middle of the snowpack contains a series of old melt freeze-crusts.

A thick crust deep in the snowpack largely protects any weak layers further down in the snowpack from being triggered.

Weather Summary

Thursday Night

Mostly clear with trace snow amounts, north alpine winds 10 to 30 km/h, treeline temperature -27 °C.


Sunny with no precipitation, north alpine winds 10 to 30 km/h, treeline temperature -30 °C.


Sunny with no precipitation, northwest alpine winds 10 to 30 km/h, treeline temperature -26 °C.


Sunny with no precipitation, northwest alpine winds 20 to 40 km/h, treeline temperature -23 °C.

More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • Give the new snow several days to settle and stabilize before pushing into bigger terrain.
  • Avoid freshly wind loaded features, especially near ridge crests, roll-overs and in steep terrain.


Storm Slabs

An icon showing Storm Slabs

Recent storm snow requires time to stabilize and bond. Cold temperatures may prolong this process.

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: All elevations.


Possible - Likely

Expected Size

1.5 - 2.5

Valid until: Jan 12th, 2024 4:00PM