Issued: Jan 7th, 2024 4:00PM
The alpine rating is Storm Slabs., the treeline rating is , and the below treeline rating is Known problems include
Allow the recent snow some time to settle before pushing into larger, more complex terrain.
Numerous storm slab avalanches, both naturally and explosive triggered, were reported on Saturday, up to size 2.
If you go out in the backcountry, please consider sharing your observations on the Mountain Information Network (MIN).
Approximately 20 to 40 cm of recent snow has buried a variety of crusts, surface hoar, old wind-affected surfaces, or facets.
The mid snowpack is generally well settled with a series of variable crusts and facetted snow.
The snow depth at treeline is 50 to 150 cm.
Partly cloudy with trace snow amounts, southwest alpine winds 10 to 20 km/h, treeline temperature -13 °C.
Mix of sun and cloud with no precipitation, southwest alpine winds 20 to 40 km/h, treeline temperature -13 °C.
Mostly cloudy with 5 to 15 cm of snow, southwest alpine winds 30 to 50 km/h, treeline temperature -5 °C.
Mostly cloudy with 5 to 15 cm of snow, southwest alpine winds 10 to 30 km/h, treeline temperature -16 °C.
More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.
Terrain and Travel Advice
- Give the new snow time to settle and stabilize before pushing into bigger terrain.
- Use small low consequence slopes to test the bond of the new snow.
- Shooting cracks, whumphs and recent avalanches are strong indicators of an unstable snowpack.
Recent snow and wind has created both storm and wind slabs that may remain reactive, especially where sitting atop weak surface hoar crystals.
Aspects: All aspects.
Elevations: All elevations.
Valid until: Jan 8th, 2024 4:00PM