Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Jan 14th, 2024 4:00PM

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

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Expect to find wind slabs in areas where you typically don't see them. Cold weather is forecast to warm tomorrow but is still a concern. Review this blog for strategies to manage the cold.




Avalanche Summary

No new avalanches were reported on Saturday. Cold temperatures kept operators and many users out of the backcountry.

If you go out in the backcountry, please consider sharing your observations on the Mountain Information Network (MIN).

Snowpack Summary

Northerly winds have redistributed available snow into deep pockets in leeward terrain at higher elevations. At treeline and below a weak layer of facets over a crust is found down 40 to 80 cm. This layer was reactive to skier triggering on the east side of the Continental Divide last week.

The mid and lower snowpack contains a series of crusts and facetted snow.

The height of snow at treeline is roughly 50 to 150 cm.

Weather Summary

Sunday Night

Clear skies with no precipitation, north alpine wind 20 to 30 km/h, treeline temperature -25 °C.


Mainly sunny with no precipitation, northwest alpine wind 20 to 40 km/h, treeline temperature -20 °C.


Partly cloudy with isolated flurries, trace amounts of snow, north west switching to west alpine wind 40 to 70 km/h, treeline temperature -16 °C.


Cloudy with scattered flurries, 4 to 6 cm of snow, southwest alpine wind 25 to 40 km/h, treeline temperature -15 °C.

More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • Be carefull around freshly wind loaded features.
  • Approach lee and cross-loaded slopes with caution.
  • Avoid areas where the snow feels stiff and/or slabby.


Wind Slabs

An icon showing Wind Slabs

Varibale northerly winds are redistributing available snow into wind slabs in lee terrain features at higher elevations. Expect to see wind slabs in areas where you typically don't see them.

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

Elevations: All elevations.



Expected Size

1 - 2

Valid until: Jan 15th, 2024 4:00PM