Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Apr 17th, 2024 4:00PM

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

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Expect the upper snowpack to deteriorate and become reactive with daytime warming and solar effects.




Avalanche Summary

No recent avalanche activity has been reported.

Despite the low danger rating, the likelihood of triggering an avalanche will likely increase throughout the day with warming and strong solar radiation expected.

Please consider submitting to the Mountain Information Network if you are getting out in the backcountry.

Snowpack Summary

Variable amounts of recent snow have buried various melt-freeze crusts, existing on all but north-facing alpine terrain.

Anticipate a weak, breakable surface crust to form overnight at lower elevations and on all south-facing terrain. North-facing terrain at the treeline and above should remain largely dry and powdery.

Surface snow will deteriorate and become moist throughout the day with daytime warming and strong solar effects.

Weather Summary

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear. 20 to 40 km/h northeast ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature -5 °C. Freezing level near valley bottoms.


Sunny. 20 to 40 km/h northeast ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature -4 °C. Freezing level 1500 m.


Sunny. 20 to 40 km/h east ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature -4 °C. Freezing level 1500 m.


Sunny. 20 to 40 km/h southeast ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature 0 °C. Freezing level 2000 m.

More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • When a thick, melt-freeze surface crust is present, avalanche activity is unlikely.
  • Closely monitor how the new snow is bonding to the crust.
  • Be alert to conditions that change with elevation and sun exposure.


Loose Wet

An icon showing Loose Wet

The likelihood of both slab and loose avalanches will increase with daytime warming and sun exposure.

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

Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.



Expected Size

1 - 1.5

Valid until: Apr 18th, 2024 4:00PM