Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Feb 12th, 2024 4:00PM

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

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Be on the lookout for recent wind slab formation across various aspects and elevations.




Avalanche Summary

Several explosive and skier-triggered storm slab avalanches occurred on Sunday, up to size 2, on a variety of aspects and elevations.

If you do go into the backcountry, please consider submitting a MIN report.

Snowpack Summary

Roughly 20 to 30 cm of recent snow has been redistributed by strong northerly winds in the alpine. At treeline and above, in wind-sheltered terrain, the new snow sits atop variable old surfaces, including large surface hoar crystals. In wind-exposed terrain and areas below treeline the new snow sits atop a widespread, thick crust.

The mid and lower snowpack remains well-bonded with no layers of concern.

Weather Summary

Monday Night

Clear skies. 10 to 20 km/h northwest ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature -2 °C.


Sunny. 20 to 30 km/h northeast ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature -5 °C.


Sunny. 40 to 60 km/h east ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature -9 °C.


Sunny. 50 to 70 km/h east ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature -9 °C.

More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • Stay off recently wind loaded slopes until they have had a chance to stabilize.
  • Be aware of the potential for larger than expected storm slabs due to the presence of buried surface hoar.


Wind Slabs

An icon showing Wind Slabs

Recent snow may sit atop weak surface hoar crystals or a crust and has likely been redistributed by strong northerly winds.

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.


Possible - Likely

Expected Size

1 - 2.5

Valid until: Feb 13th, 2024 4:00PM