Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Mar 31st, 2023 11:30AM

The alpine rating is low, the treeline rating is low, and the below treeline rating is below threshold.

Avalanche Canada ahanna, Avalanche Canada


Generally safe avalanche conditions on Saturday. Crusty surfaces may soften with mild daytime warming.




Avalanche Summary

No recent avalanche observations.

Snowpack Summary

A dusting of recent snow may be found over crusty surfaces at all elevations. Above 500 m, the semi-breakable crust caps a dry upper snowpack.

The remainder of the snowpack is composed of alternating layers of crusts and wind-hardened snow. Recent snowpack tests have produced results 40-60 cm deep on a layer of weak crystals sandwiched between two crusts. No avalanche activity has been observed on this layer and it is thought to be well-bridged by overlying crusts and dense snow.

Weather Summary

Friday night

Increasing cloud. Light southeast wind. Alpine low temperature -6.


Mostly cloudy with isolated flurries. Moderate southwest wind building to strong and switching southeast in the evening. Alpine high temperature -1.


5-10 cm of new snow overnight, turning to light rain in the morning. Moderate to strong wind switching back to southwest in the early morning. Alpine high temperature +4. FL 2000 m dropping to sea level by evening.


Snow squalls bring 5-20 cm of new snow. Strong westerly to northwesterly wind. Alpine high temperature -7.


Mostly cloudy with light flurries. Moderate westerly wind. Alpine high temperature -5.

The outlook for the end of the week shows a big warm up with freezing levels spiking to well over mountaintop with 10-15 mm of rain Thursday-Friday.

More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • When a thick, melt-freeze surface crust is present, avalanche activity is unlikely.
  • A crust on the surface will help bind the snow together, but may make for tough travel conditions.

Valid until: Apr 1st, 2023 11:30AM