Issued: Feb 12th, 2024 4:00PM
The alpine rating is Wind Slabs., the treeline rating is , and the below treeline rating is Known problems include
Be on the lookout for recent wind slab formation across various aspects and elevations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Valid until: Feb 13th, 2024 4:00PM