Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Mar 31st, 2024 4:00PM

The alpine rating is low, the treeline rating is low, and the below treeline rating is low. Known problems include Wind Slabs.

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Continue to practice safe travel habits in the backcountry.




Avalanche Summary

No new avalanches have been reported but information is limited.

Please consider submitting your observations to the MIN if you head to the backcountry.

Snowpack Summary

5 to 20 cm of recent snow sits on a hard melt-freeze crust except for shady high alpine slopes, where it sits on faceted snow over a hard crust. Thicker deposits may exist in lee terrain features near mountain tops.

A layer of weak faceted grains above a hard crust that formed in early February is buried about 50 to 110 cm deep. This layer is currently dormant.

Weather Summary

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy. 35 to 45 km/h west ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature -6 °C.


Increasing clouds. 20 to 40 km/h southwest ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature 1 °C. Freezing level 1600 m.


Cloudy with 10 to 20 cm of snow or rain. 50 km/h south ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature 5 °C. Freezing level 2000 m.


Partly cloudy with 5 to 10 cm of snow or rain. 30 km/h southwest ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature -5 °C.

More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • Avoid shallow, rocky areas where the snowpack transitions from thick to thin.
  • Make observations and assess conditions continually as you travel.
  • Watch for wind-loaded pockets especially around ridgecrest and in extreme terrain.


Wind Slabs

An icon showing Wind Slabs

Pockets of wind slab may exist in terrain features immediately adjacent to ridges.

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

Elevations: Alpine.



Expected Size

1 - 1.5

Valid until: Apr 1st, 2024 4:00PM