Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Apr 23rd, 2024 4:00PM

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

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Assess steep lines for wind slabs before committing.

Forecast confidence is limited this time of year due to few observations.




Avalanche Summary

No new avalanches have been reported in the past few days.

If you have any recent photos or observations, please submit them to the Mountain Information Network, observations are limited in the spring.

Snowpack Summary

Up to 10 cm of new snow may accumulate over a crust on all aspects at higher elevations. Small pockets of wind slab could be found on north and east aspects in the alpine. Below treeline rain will keep the snow surface wet or moist where snow still exists. Most below treeline terrain is already snow free.

Weather Summary

Tuesday Night

Increasing cloud with trace amounts of new snow at higher elevations. 10 to 25 km/h southwest alpine wind. Freezing level falling to 1500 m.


Cloudy with up to 10 cm of new snow at higher elevations. 15 to 30 km/h southwest alpine wind. Freezing level around 1400 m.


Cloudy with up to 5 cm of new snow at higher elevations. 10 to 20 km/h southwest alpine wind.  Freezing level around 1500 m.


Mostly cloudy with up to 5 cm of new snow at higher elevations. 5 to 15 km/h southeast alpine wind. Freezing level rising to 2000 m.

More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • Be careful with wind slabs, especially in steep, unsupported and/or convex terrain features.
  • Closely monitor how the new snow is bonding to the crust.
  • When a thick, melt-freeze surface crust is present, avalanche activity is unlikely.
  • Expect shallow snow cover that barely covers ground roughness.


Wind Slabs

An icon showing Wind Slabs

New wind slabs may form in the alpine throughout the day.

Aspects: North, North East, East, North West.

Elevations: Alpine.



Expected Size

1 - 1.5

Valid until: Apr 24th, 2024 4:00PM