Issued: Feb 10th, 2024 4:00PM
The alpine rating is Wind Slabs., the treeline rating is , and the below treeline rating is Known problems include
Carefully evaluate big terrain features on an individual basis before committing to them.
On Friday a natural size 2 avalanche was reported in the region on a south aspect where recent snow failed on the prevalent crust that formed in early February.
If you head out consider posting to the mountain information network.
Anywhere from 5 to 20 cm of dry snow sits atop a widespread hard crust. In general, the crust is strong and supportive to travel on below 1900 m. Above 1900 m the crust becomes breakable and tappers out entirely around 2300 m.
Below the crust, the upper snowpack continues to refreeze and strengthen.
The mid and lower snowpack consists of various weak layers primarily made up of crust and facet combinations.
Mainly cloudy with up to 3 cm of snow, 10 to 30 km/h west alpine winds, treeline temperature -8 °C.
Mainly cloudy with 5 to 10 cm of snow, 10 to 30 km/h southwest alpine winds, treeline temperature -5 °C.
Mix of sun and cloud with up to 3 cm of snow, 20 to 50 km/h northwest alpine winds, treeline temperature -5 °C.
Mainly clear, 10 to 20 km/h northwest alpine winds, treeline temperature -9 °C.
More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.
Terrain and Travel Advice
- Carefully evaluate steep lines for wind slabs.
- When a thick, melt-freeze surface crust is present, avalanche activity is unlikely.
New snow, accompanied by variable alpine wind, continues to accumulate over a firm crust. Where winds have redistributed new snow look for signs of slab formation.
Aspects: All aspects.
Valid until: Feb 11th, 2024 4:00PM