Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Jan 17th, 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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In general, the recent snowfall should mostly improve riding conditions.

Watch for pockets of wind-deposited snow in alpine terrain and for sluffing in steep slopes at all elevations.




Avalanche Summary

No new avalanche activity has been reported since the weekend.

If you head into the backcountry, please consider submitting a MIN report.

Snowpack Summary

New, low-density snow has buried previously wind-affected snow surfaces at treeline and above. In sheltered terrain, the new snow has buried faceted snow, which, may prolong the bonding of new snow to the underlying surfaces.

The mid and lower snowpack consists of several layers of facets, surface hoar, and crusts, none of which appear to be an active concern currently.

Weather Summary

Wednesday Night

Clear with no precipitation, northwest alpine winds 10 to 30 km/h, treeline temperature -17 °C.


Mix of sun and cloud with no precipitation, southwest alpine winds 0 to 20 km/h, treeline temperature -13 °C.


Mostly cloudy with trace snow amounts, southwest alpine winds 20 to 40 km/h, treeline temperature -6 °C.


Cloudy with trace snow amounts southwest alpine winds 10 to 30 km/h, treeline temperature -3 °C.

More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • The best and safest riding will be on slopes that have soft snow without any slab properties.
  • Closely monitor how the new snow is bonding to the old surface.
  • Be aware of the potential for loose avalanches in steep terrain where snow hasn't formed a slab.


Wind Slabs

An icon showing Wind Slabs

Reactive slabs may have formed in alpine terrain where winds have redistributed recent snow into deeper, cohesive pockets.

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: Alpine.


Unlikely - Possible

Expected Size

1 - 2

Valid until: Jan 18th, 2024 4:00PM