Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Apr 18th, 2024 4:00PM

The alpine rating is low, the treeline rating is low, and the below treeline rating is low.

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Slap on some sunscreen and sunnies...and check for changing surface conditions as you travel.

Small, wet avalanches become more likely as the surface crust breaks down.




Avalanche Summary

No new avalanches have been reported in the last 2 days. We expect wet avalanches may occur on sun affected slopes with strong sunshine and warm temperatures on Friday.

If you have any recent photos or observations, please submit them to the Mountain Information Network, observations are limited in the spring.

Snowpack Summary

A widespread surface crust is likely found in the mornings, breaking down to moist snow with sunshine and warm temperatures over the day. Wind-affected dry snow may exist only on high north-facing alpine slopes.

Below treeline terrain has low snow cover. Travel conditions are challenging with exposed rocks, stumps, and open creeks.

Check out this MIN for an honest review of recent conditions in the Sky Pilot area.

Weather Summary

Thursday Night

Clear skies with 20-30 km/h east winds. Freezing level drops to 1000 m.


Sunny. 20 km/h southeast ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature +6 °C. Freezing level near 1900 m.


Cloudy with up to 10 mm of rain/wet snow. 50-60 km/h southwest ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature +1 °C. Freezing level 1600 m.


20-40 cm of snow by Sunday morning.

Cloudy with another 10 cm of snow possible over the day. Freezing level around 800 m, 30 km/h westerly winds.

More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • When a thick, melt-freeze surface crust is present, avalanche activity is unlikely.
  • Rocks will heat up with daytime warming and may become trigger points for loose wet avalanches
  • Use caution above cliffs and terrain traps where even small avalanches may have severe consequences.

Valid until: Apr 19th, 2024 4:00PM