Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Jan 17th, 2024 4:00PM

The alpine rating is considerable, the treeline rating is moderate, and the below treeline rating is moderate. Known problems include Wind Slabs and Persistent Slabs.

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Hazard will be highest on Friday with an increase in wind. There is lots of fresh snow available for transport, choose ski lines carefully.




Avalanche Summary

No new avalanches observed

Snowpack Summary

10cm new snow overlies old windslabs. This sits on facets and melt-freeze crust. A thicker (5cm) layer of facets exists in more sheltered areas below treeline. In windy areas in the alpine and treeline windslab and settled snow may sit directly on the crust with little or no facets. This overlies a melt freeze crust complex and a generally more stable base of the snowpack. Areas close to the divide have the best snow coverage.

Weather Summary


Skies clearing. Light to moderate E wind. Alpine High -15


Cloudy with flurries, temps increase to -2 during the day. Strong SW winds


Cloudy with flurries, temps around zero. winds Strong SW.

For more info see: Mountain Weather Forecast.


Wind Slabs

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At least two new windslabs sit above the most recent facet crust layer

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.



Expected Size

1 - 2

Persistent Slabs

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This problem will most likely be found in steep sheltered areas at treeline and below and may be more reactive with fresh load on Wed and Thurs.

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: Treeline, Below Treeline.



Expected Size

1 - 2

Valid until: Jan 20th, 2024 4:00PM