Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Jan 28th, 2024 4:00PM

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

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Temperatures continue to climb, keeping avalanche danger elevated.




Avalanche Summary

Several large (size 2) glide slab avalanches have occurred in the Coquihalla area over the past few days.

A large (size 2) natural wet slab avalanche was reported in the Coquihalla area. It is suspected this avalanche was initiated by small loose wet sluffing, that then triggered a larger avalanche.

Snowpack Summary

5 to 15 cm of moist snow sits on a thin decomposing melt-freeze crust at all elevations.

The mid and lower snowpack contain several crusts that are not concerning. The snowpack remains shallow for this time of year.

Weather Summary

Sunday Night

Cloudy with up to 2 mm of rain. Southwest alpine wind, 30 to 50 km/h. Freezing level rising to 2800 m.


Mainly sunny around Allison Pass, mainly cloudy around Coquihalla, no new precipitation. Southwest alpine winds, 30 to 50 km/h. Freezing level rising to 3000 m.


Clearing through the day, up to 3 mm of rain. South alpine winds, 20 to 40 km/h. Freezing level falling to 2500 m.


Mix of sun and clouds, trace of rain. Southeast alpine winds, 40 to 60 km/h. Freezing level 2500 m.

More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • The more the snow feels like a slurpy, the more likely loose wet avalanches will become.
  • Even a small avalanche can be harmful if it pushes you into an obstacle or a terrain trap.
  • Avoid areas with overhead hazard.


Loose Wet

An icon showing Loose Wet

Wet loose avalanches are possible at all elevations as freezing levels rise. Expect them to be touchy in areas where a melt-freeze crust lays beneath the surface snow.

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: All elevations.



Expected Size

1 - 2

Valid until: Jan 29th, 2024 4:00PM