Issued: Feb 6th, 2024 2:30PM
The alpine rating is Wind Slabs., the treeline rating is , and the below treeline rating is Known problems include
Tests show that it is still possible to trigger windslabs. These could be buried under a layer of snow of lower density, making them more difficult to identify.
No new avalanche was reported or observed.
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There are recent windslabs on southeastern to western slopes. The height of the snowpack is extremely variable in the alpine and at treeline, depending on elevation and aspect.
In sheltered areas, 15 to 25 cm of lower-density snow cover a consolidated snow interface that lay on top of the December 30 combo of facets and crust. Facets and depth hoar are developing at the base of the snowpack.
Synopsis: Sunshine, mild temperatures and little wind for the next few days!
Tuesday evening and night : Clear. Wind 10 to 20 km/h from the west. Minimum -5C.
Wednesday: Sunny. Wind 10 to 20 km/h from the west. High -3C.
Thursday: Sunny. Wind 10 to 20 km/h from the west. High -3C.
Friday: Fairly cloudy. Wind 20 to 30 km/h from the south. High +1C.
For more details, check out the most recent alpine weather forecast.
Terrain and Travel Advice
- Be careful with wind slabs, especially in steep, unsupported and/or convex terrain features.
- Be cautious of buried obstacles especially below treeline.
The tests demonstrated a likely initiation and propagation of windslabs. Reactive windslabs can be expected in departure zones, at convexities and in cross-loading zones. Windslabs rest on facets, making them more sensitive to triggering.
Aspects: South East, South, South West, West.
Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.
Valid until: Feb 7th, 2024 3:00PM