Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Feb 12th, 2024 4:00PM

The alpine rating is considerable, the treeline rating is considerable, and the below treeline rating is moderate. Known problems include Storm Slabs.

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Snow continues to fall building storm slabs at all elevations.Choose conservative terrain while the new snow bonds.




Avalanche Summary

Numerous explosive and rider-triggered large (size 2) storm slabs were reported near Fernie on Monday.

Snowpack Summary

30 cm of storm snow with more on the way overlies a thick rain crust now buried 40 to 50 cm deep, which seems well-bonded at lower elevations but may need more time to bond in the alpine.

Crusts and facets in the mid and lower snowpack can still be found in isolated pockets.

Weather Summary

Monday Night

Mostly cloudy with 5 to 10 cm of snow. 20 km/h northwest ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature -8 °C.


Cloudy with 5 to 10 cm of snow. 20 km/h northeast ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature -10 °C.


Mostly clear skies. 20 km/h east ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature -12 °C.


Mostly cloudy. 30 to 40 km/h east ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature -16 °C.

More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • Continue to make conservative terrain choices while the storm snow settles and stabilizes.


Storm Slabs

An icon showing Storm Slabs

Continued snow is making storm slabs deeper and deeper. As it snows dial back your terrain choices.

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: All elevations.


Possible - Likely

Expected Size

1 - 3

Valid until: Feb 13th, 2024 4:00PM