Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Apr 16th, 2024 4:00PM

The alpine rating is moderate, the treeline rating is low, and the below treeline rating is low. Known problems include Loose Wet.

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Wet loose avalanches are possible on steep sun-exposed slopes. Where a thick surface crust exists avalanche activity will be unlikely.

Give cornices a wide berth from above and below.




Avalanche Summary

No recent avalanche reports as of 4 pm on Tuesday. Strong sunshine and rising temperatures may initiate small, wet loose avalanches on south facing slopes.

If you head into the backcountry, please submit any observations or photos to the Mountain Information Network.

Snowpack Summary

Up to 15 cm of new snow overlies the old snow surfaces. This includes a widespread crust which likely exists at all elevations, except on high north-facing slopes. Small pockets of wind-affected dry snow still exist on north-facing alpine slopes. Watch for moist, unstable snow on southerly slopes with sun and warming temperatures.

Below treeline elevations have minimal snow cover, if any at all. Expect challenging travel conditions with hazards like rocks, stumps and open creeks.

Weather Summary

Tuesday Night

Clear with a few clouds. 20-40 km/h north ridgetop wind. Treeline temperatures near -4°C. Freezing level valley bottom.


Sunny. 25-35 km/h northerly ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature +2°C. Freezing level near 1700 m.


Sunny. 20-30 km/h northerly ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature +2°C. Freezing level around 1700 m.


Sunny. 10-20 km/h easterly ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature +5°C. Freezing level 2200 m.

More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • Watch for wind-loaded pockets especially around ridgecrest and in extreme terrain.
  • Pay attention to cornices and give them a wide berth when traveling on or below ridges.
  • Avoid sun exposed slopes when the solar radiation is strong, especially if snow is moist or wet


Loose Wet

An icon showing Loose Wet

Avalanches are most likely on steep, sun-affected slopes.

Aspects: East, South East, South, South West, West.

Elevations: All elevations.



Expected Size

1 - 1.5

Valid until: Apr 17th, 2024 4:00PM