Issued: Jan 15th, 2024 4:00PM
The alpine rating is Wind Slabs., the treeline rating is , and the below treeline rating is Known problems include
In areas with enough snow to ride, thick to thin snow pack transitions remain a concern.
If you do go out, consider posting the the MIN
No new or recent avalanches have been reported, however there are very few field observations coming from this forecast area.
If you go out in the backcountry, please consider sharing your observations on the Mountain Information Network (MIN).
15 cm of snow fell in the region early last week which sits on a widespread crust that exists up to 1400 m. South and west-facing alpine slopes are generally scoured with only a bit of recent wind transported snow from last weekend's northerly wind.
The snowpack is generally shallow and faceted with multiple crusts. Pockets of deeper snow may be found near ridges, gully features, and established avalanche paths.
Average snowpack depths at treeline vary between 20 to 80 cm.
Cloudy, with up to 5 cm of snow, northwest alpine wind 30-50 km/h, treeline temperature high of -14 °C.
Mostly cloudy with up to 5 cm of snow, northeast alpine wind 10-30 km/h, treeline temperature -17 °C.
Mix of sun and cloud with possible flurries, northeast alpine wind 30-40 km/h, treeline temperature high of -20 °C.
Mix of sun and cloud, with no new snow, south east alpine wind 20-50 km/h, treeline temperature high of -24 °C.
More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.
Terrain and Travel Advice
- Expect shallow snow cover that barely covers ground roughness.
- Avalanche danger is often elevated in alpine gullies where snow has accumulated.
Avalanches are possible in isolated terrain features like gullies and alpine bowls where deeper deposits of wind-loaded snow exist.
Aspects: All aspects.
Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.
Valid until: Jan 16th, 2024 4:00PM