Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Apr 30th, 2024 4:00PM

The alpine rating is moderate, the treeline rating is low, and the below treeline rating is below threshold. Known problems include Wind Slabs and Loose Dry.

Avalanche Canada TJ, Avalanche Canada


It may be spring down low but it is still winter-like conditions up high.

Recent snowfall has been variable due to the convective weather. Be aware of how well the new snow is bonding to old crusts. Watch for reverse loading from north winds.

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Avalanche Summary

No new natural avalanche activity reported on Monday. Nearest neighbours have been seeing dry loose & sluffing in the Alpine and wet loose at Treeline and below, all on steep terrain features. All size 1 or less.

Snowpack Summary

Sunday evening brought a good overnight refreeze all the way to valley bottom. Recent snowfall amounts vary with approx 10cm of new snow in the last few days. Recent snow has been redistributed by winds from all directions. A plethora of crusts extend up to at least 2600m, on all aspects, and to ridgetop on solar aspects.

Weather Summary

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Cloudy with scattered flurries.

Accumulation: 4 cm.

Alpine temperature: High -2 °C.

Ridge wind northeast: 15 km/h gusting to 50 km/h.

Freezing level: 2100m


A mix of sun and cloud with isolated flurries.

Precipitation: Trace.

Alpine temperature: Low -4 °C, High 0 °C.

Ridge wind northeast: 10-30 km/h.

Freezing level: 2400m

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • Recent wind has varied in direction so watch for wind slabs on all aspects.
  • Wind slabs may be poorly bonded to the underlying crust.
  • Be carefull with sluffing in steep terrain, especially above cliffs and terrain traps.


Wind Slabs

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Recent snow and wind has formed isolated windslabs in lee areas at ridgetop in the alpine. The winds have been very variable so assess for loading in the not-so-normal locations.

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: Alpine.



Expected Size

1 - 2

Loose Dry

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Recent snowfall has been highly variable throughout the region. Be aware of the potential for loose avalanches in steep terrain where snow hasn't bonded well to old surfaces.

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: Alpine.


Possible - Likely

Expected Size

1 - 1.5

Valid until: May 3rd, 2024 4:00PM