Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Jan 26th, 2024 2:30PM

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

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Make sure to assess for wind slabs at the top of steeper slopes. Pay close attention to recently buried rocky areas, where the snowpack is shallower.




Avalanche Summary

No new avalanche was reported or observed. If you go into the backcountry, thanks for sharing your observations on the Mountain Information Network (MIN).

Snowpack Summary

The alpine and exposed features at the treeline are showing a wide variety of wind-affected surfaces. In other words, snow distribution is uneven, and some areas are either scoured, back to crust or are showing significant amount of snow. In sheltered areas and below treeline, 5 to 15 cm of light density snow cover the denser core of the snowpack. The height of snow varies from 25 to 180 cm, depending on aspect and elevation.

Weather Summary

Synopsis : The Chic-Chocs will remain under the influence of a ridge of high pressure.

Friday evening and night: Partially cloudy. Northwest winds from 5 to 10 km/h. Min. -7C. Freezing level at valley bottom.

Saturday: Alternating sun and clouds. Westerly winds increasing to 50 km/h. Max. -8C. Freezing level at valley bottom.

Sunday: Cloudy. 2 to 3 cm of snow. Northwest winds from 45 to 55 km/h. Max. -13C.

Monday: Sunny. Winds from the northeast at 20 km/h. Max.-15C.

For more details, check out the most recent alpine weather forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • Be alert to conditions that change with aspect and elevation.
  • Be carefull around freshly wind loaded features.
  • Be especially cautious near rock outcroppings, on steep convexities and anywhere the snowpack feels thinner than average.


Wind Slabs

An icon showing Wind Slabs

Typical size refers to the start zones, the top of couloirs and depressions in the alpine and at treeline, where accumulation is greater because of the constant snow transport observed in recent days.

Aspects: North, North East, East, South East.

Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.


Unlikely - Possible

Expected Size

1 - 2

Valid until: Jan 27th, 2024 3:00PM