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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Watch for changing surface conditions as you travel

Small, wet avalanches become more likely as the surface crust breaks down. Continue to give cornices space, they may be weak and unstable.




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. North-facing alpine slopes still hold dry snow, reactivity may affected in wind affected pockets here.

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 surface crust can be found on south facing terrain at all elevations in the morning. Watch for the transition to moist snow on these sun affected slopes as sun and warm temperatures break down the crust each day. On north facing slopes, dry snow can still be found at higher elevations.

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

Weather Summary

Thursday Night

Clear skies. 20 km/h easterly ridgetop wind. Freezing level falls to near 800 m.


Sunny. 20-30 km/h southeast ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature +5 °C. Freezing level near 2000 m.


Sun to start with increasing afternoon cloud and possible flurries. 20-35 km/h southeast ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature +6 °C. Freezing level 2100 m.


Up to 10 cm of snow is possible by morning, with another 10 cm over the day. 40-50 km/h west ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature -4 °C. Freezing level 1200 m.

More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • Pay attention to cornices and give them a wide berth when traveling on or below ridges.
  • Watch for wind-loaded pockets especially around ridgecrest and in extreme terrain.
  • As surface loses cohesion due to melting, loose wet avalanches become common in steeper terrain.

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