Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Apr 5th, 2024 4:00PM

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

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Wind slabs, formed by northerly winds, can be found on lee features in the alpine and may not bond well to a recently formed crust. Use caution as you transition into wind-affected areas.




Avalanche Summary

No new avalanches were reported.

Isolated wind slabs may be possible to human-trigger. The most likely terrain is directly lee of high spots and ridge features.

Snowpack Summary

10 to 15 cm of new snow has accumulated and may become moist with rising freezing levels and periods of sun. This new snow sits over a surface crust on all aspects and elevations.

A persistent weak layer of facets sits on top of a second buried crust down 80 to 180 cm. This layer is unlikely to be human-triggered in areas where a thick crust above the weak layer is present.

Weather Summary

Friday Night

Mostly cloudy with isolated flurries, 1 to 2 cm of snow. 10 to 15 km/h east ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature -2° C.


Cloudy with flurries, 5 to 10 cm. 15 to 20 km/h northwest ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature -2° C. Freezing level 2000 m.


Partly cloudy with isolated flurries 1 to 2 cm, 10 to 15 km/h ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature 0° C. Freezing level 2000 m.


Mostly clear skies, 20 to 30 km/h southwest wind. Treeline temperature 0° C. Freezing level 2000 m.

Check out the Mountain Weather Forecast for additional weather information.

More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • Wind slabs may be poorly bonded to the underlying crust.
  • Carefully evaluate steep lines for wind slabs.


Wind Slabs

An icon showing Wind Slabs

New snow and moderate variable winds have built wind slabs in immediate lee features in the alpine.

Aspects: South East, South, South West.

Elevations: Alpine.


Unlikely - Possible

Expected Size

1 - 2

Valid until: Apr 6th, 2024 4:00PM