Issued: Apr 6th, 2023 4:00PM
The alpine rating is Wind Slabs., the treeline rating is , and the below treeline rating is Known problems include
Watch for wind slabs around ridgelines as you gain elevation.
Gradual accumulations of snow this week may create small but reactive wind slabs.
On Tuesday a size 1 rider triggered wind slab was reported.
Avalanche activity has tapered off but reactivity remains possible on isolated features or where new wind loading is occurring.
Around 20 cm of recent snowfall continues to be redistributed by southerly winds into wind slabs on north facing terrain features. This sits over wind affected surfaces or a crust on south facing slopes that extends into the alpine.
The middle of the snowpack is strong and contains numerous hard crusts. Near the ground, weak faceted crystals exist. There hasn't been avalanche activity on this layer recently, but it remains on our radar as it may become active with abrupt changes to the snowpack, such as rapid loading (heavy snowfall or rain) or prolonged warming.
Cloudy, 5-10 cm of snow. Moderate to strong southerly winds, freezing levels around 1000 m.
Cloudy, 5 cm of snow. Moderate to strong southerly winds, freezing levels around 1000 m.
Cloudy with strong to extreme southerly winds. Light snowfall continues. Freezing levels 1000-1500 m.
Cloudy with light snowfall. Strong to extreme southerly winds. Freezing levels 1000-1500 m.
More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.
Terrain and Travel Advice
- Watch for newly formed and reactive wind slabs as you transition into wind affected terrain.
- Carefully evaluate steep lines for wind slabs.
- Avoid shallow, rocky areas where the snowpack transitions from thick to thin.
Expect small pockets of wind slab in isolated features around ridgelines. Check for wind slab above steep lines or in consequential terrain features.
Aspects: North, North East, East, South East, North West.
Valid until: Apr 7th, 2023 4:00PM