Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Apr 8th, 2024 2:00PM

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Spring conditions vary from day to day. The heat and rain will quickly deteriorate what remains of the snowpack, which is already fairly thin for the period. Spring skiing may be short-lived.



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Avalanche Summary

If you head into the backcountry, thanks for sharing your observations on the Mountain Information Network (MIN).

Snowpack Summary

In spring, snowpack conditions vary depending on the weather. Different spring scenarios exist and are presented and explained in detail on Avalanche Canada website :

Scenario #1: Cold and snowy

Scenario #2: Daily melt-freeze cycles

Scenario #3: All melt, no freeze

Scenario 4: All freeze, no melt

Weather Summary

The last alpine weather forecast of the season was issued this morning by Alpine Weather Consultant. You can view it here.

For the coming weeks, we invite you to consult the public weather resources recommended when preparing for a mountain outing and available here.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • Adjust your travel plans accordingly to the changing conditions of elevation and time of day.
  • Remember that in the spring strong solar radiation and warm temperatures can weaken the snow in a matter of minutes.
  • Cornices become weak with daytime heating or solar exposure.
  • Cornice failure may trigger large avalanches.
  • Rain or periods of intense solar radiation can rapidly enhance the effects of warming.

Valid until: Apr 30th, 2024 3:00PM