Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Mar 31st, 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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Warming can rapidly destabilize the snowpack.

Back off slopes when the snow gets moist and give cornices a lot of space.




Avalanche Summary

We expect warm temperatures and rising freezing levels may quickly destabilize the snowpack during the day producing a wet avalanche problem.

Snowpack Summary

A variable crust covers most surfaces, this crust will quickly break down during the day. Dry snow may persist on the highest north-facing alpine slopes, but this will become increasingly harder to find as above 0 °C temperatures reach mountain tops.

Wet surface snow or an isothermal snowpack may be found as temperatures rise. The mid and lower snowpack is generally settled and strong. At lower elevations, spring is quickly approaching.

Weather Summary

Sunday Night

Mostly clear with patchy clouds. Northwest ridgetop wind 20 to 40 km/h. Treeline temperature low +1 °C. Freezing level near 2300 m.


Sunny with patchy clouds. Northwest ridgetop wind 25 to 45 km/h. Treeline temperature high +10 °C. Freezing level reaching 3000 m.


Partly cloudy with rain and wet flurries, 5 to 15 mm. Southwest ridgetop wind gusting to 80 km/h. Treeline temperature +5 °C. Freezing level to 1500 m.


Mostly cloudy with isolated flurries, up to 5 cm. Southwest ridgetop wind 15 to 25 km/h. Treeline temperature +1 °C. Freezing level falling.

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.
  • Pay attention to cornices and give them a wide berth when traveling on or below ridges.
  • A moist or wet snow surface, pinwheeling and natural avalanches are all indicators of a weakening snowpack.


Loose Wet

An icon showing Loose Wet

Warm overnight temperatures and even warmer daytime temperatures can rapidly destabilize the snowpack creating a wet (loose or slab) avalanche problem.

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: All elevations.


Possible - Likely

Expected Size

1 - 2

Valid until: Apr 1st, 2024 4:00PM