Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Mar 31st, 2024 4:00PM

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

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If the sun comes out, expect wet loose avalanches to start.

Avoid being exposed to steep slopes in the sun.




Avalanche Summary

No new avalanches were reported on Sunday at the time of publishing.

Several small dry loose avalanches were reported on Saturday.

Snowpack Summary

20 to 40 cm of snow accumulated above around 1000 m to 1500 m over the past few days. All this snow sits on surface hoar crystals that overly faceted or wind-affected snow on northerly alpine terrain or a hard melt-freeze crust elsewhere.

A widespread crust that formed in early February is buried anywhere from 80 to 150 cm deep. This crust has a weak layer of faceted grains above it that are slowly strengthening. This layer is currently dormant.

The remainder of the snowpack is settled.

Weather Summary

Sunday Night

Mostly cloudy. 10 to 20 km/h west ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature -4 °C.


Clear skies, clouds increasing in the afternoon. 10 to 20 km/h west ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature 0 °C. Freezing level 2000 m.


Mostly cloudy. 50 km/h south ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature 5 °C. Freezing level 2500 m.


Partly cloudy with 10 to 20 cm of snow. 20 km/h southwest ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature -5 °C.

More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • Back off slopes as the surface becomes moist or wet with rising temperatures.
  • Avoid exposure to steep sun exposed slopes.
  • Carefully evaluate steep lines for wind slabs.
  • Avoid thin areas like rock outcroppings where you're most likely to trigger avalanches failing on deep weak layers.


Loose Wet

An icon showing Loose Wet

If the sun is out, wet loose activity is likely.

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

Elevations: All elevations.



Expected Size

1 - 1.5

Storm Slabs

An icon showing Storm Slabs

Recently formed storm slabs may not bond well to underlying layers, including weak surface hoar or facets on northerly terrain, or a hard melt-freeze crust elsewhere. Deeper deposits may be found in lee terrain features near ridges.

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: Alpine.



Expected Size

1 - 2

Valid until: Apr 1st, 2024 4:00PM