Issued: Mar 29th, 2023 4:00PM
The alpine rating is Wind Slabs., the treeline rating is , and the below treeline rating is Known problems include
Northeast winds may have created reactive wind slabs in areas where you may not typically see them.
Continue to make solid terrain choices.
No new avalanche activity was reported since Friday.
If you head out in the backcountry, let us know what you are seeing by submitting a report to the Mountain Information Network.
At higher elevations, winds that have switched from the southwest to the northeast earlier this week. You may find lingering wind slabs on all aspects.
Below the recent snow is a melt-freeze crust, existing on all aspects at treeline and below. The crust extends to mountain tops on sunny aspects. In north-facing high alpine terrain, the surface snow may have remained cold and dry.
The mid and lower snowpack consists of a number of old crusts and facetted snow that continue to be monitored, particularly in shallow snowpack areas.
Clear with some clouds, no accumulation, winds west and southwest 15 km/h, freezing levels up to 2000 m.
A mix of sun and cloud, potential trace accumulation late in the day, winds west 15 to 20 km/h, freezing levels up to 1600 m.
Cloudy, up to 8 cm accumulation, winds southwest 25 km/h gusting to 50, freezing levels 1200 m.
Cloudy, up to 15 cm accumulation overnight and throughout the day, winds southwest 25 to 35 km/h, freezing level at 1000 m.
More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.
Terrain and Travel Advice
- Watch for wind-loaded pockets especially around ridgecrest and in extreme terrain.
- Avoid exposure to slopes that have cornices overhead.
- Make observations and assess conditions continually as you travel.
Lingering wind slabs may still exist from the recent reverse loading.
Aspects: South East, South, South West, West, North West.
Valid until: Mar 30th, 2023 4:00PM