Issued: Jan 11th, 2024 4:00PM
The alpine rating is Storm Slabs., the treeline rating is , and the below treeline rating is Known problems include
Allow the recent storm and wind slabs time to bond and stabilize.
Extreme cold significantly increases the consequences of an incident in the backcountry.
Numerous storm slab avalanches at all elevations were reported since the weekend. Up to size 2 and both naturally and explosive triggered,
If you go out in the backcountry, please consider sharing your observations on the Mountain Information Network (MIN).
Northerly winds at all elevations have redistributed roughly 30 to 60 cm of low-density snow. This new snow has buried various old surfaces, including surface hoar in sheltered alpine terrain and sun-crusts on steep south-facing terrain.
The mid and lower snowpack is generally well bonded with a series of crusts and facetted snow.
The average snow depth at treeline is approximately 70 to 150 cm.
Partly cloudy with no precipitation, northeast winds up to 50 km/h at all elevations, treeline temperature -35 °C.
Sunny with no precipitation, northwest winds up to 30 km/h at all elevations, treeline temperature -35 °C.
Sunny with no precipitation, northwest alpine winds 10 to 30 km/h, treeline temperature -30 °C.
Sunny with no precipitation, northeast winds up to 30km/h at all elevations, treeline temperature -28 °C.
More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.
Terrain and Travel Advice
- Continue to make conservative terrain choices while the storm snow settles and stabilizes.
- Avoid freshly wind loaded features, especially near ridge crests, roll-overs and in steep terrain.
- Recent wind has varied in direction so watch for wind slabs on all aspects.
Recent storm snow requires time to stabilize and bond. Cold temperatures may prolong this process. Northerly winds may produce an atypical loading pattern.
Aspects: All aspects.
Elevations: All elevations.
Valid until: Jan 12th, 2024 4:00PM