Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Apr 17th, 2024 4:00PM

The alpine rating is low, the treeline rating is low, and the below treeline rating is low. Known problems include Loose Wet.

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Low danger doesn't mean no danger.

Watch for changing snow and wet loose avalanches on steep, sun-exposed slopes.




Avalanche Summary

No recent avalanche reports by 4 pm on Wednesday. Sunshine and rising temperatures may weaken the surface snow and initiate small wet loose avalanches on southerly-facing slopes. Use caution on north-facing slopes in the alpine as they may host pockets of wind slab.

If you head into the backcountry, please submit any observations or photos to the Mountain Information Network, observations are limited in the spring.

Snowpack Summary

Watch for moist, unstable snow on southerly slopes with sun and warm temperatures. Wind-affected dry snow may exist only on high north-facing alpine slopes. Where a crust exists expect limited avalanche activity.

Below treeline elevations have minimal snow cover if any at all. Expect challenging travel conditions with hazards like rocks, stumps, and open creeks.

Weather Summary

Wednesday Night

Clear with a few lingering clouds. 20-30 km/h northeast ridgetop wind. Treeline temperatures near +3°C. Freezing levels 1400 m.


Sunny with few clouds. 15-30 km/h northeast ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature +5°C. Freezing level near 1700 m.


Sunny. 25 km/h southeast ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature +6°C. Freezing level near 1900 m.


Cloudy with new snow/ rain 5 to 15 mm. 40-50 km/h southwest ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature +6°C. Freezing level 2000 m.

More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • Watch for unstable snow on specific terrain features, especially when the snow is moist or wet.
  • Use caution above cliffs and terrain traps where even small avalanches may have severe consequences.
  • When a thick, melt-freeze surface crust is present, avalanche activity is unlikely.


Loose Wet

An icon showing Loose Wet

Avalanches are most likely on steep, sun-affected slopes with sunshine and rising temperatures.

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.



Expected Size

1 - 1.5

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