Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Feb 5th, 2024 4:00PM

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

Avalanche Canada KT, Avalanche Canada


15-20 cm of new snow fell at Cameron Lake over the weekend. There is decent uphill travel and skiing to be had due to the burly crust that sits underneath. Watch out for fresh wind slabs on all aspects as this snow blows around with variable wind directions through the week.




Avalanche Summary

A few natural dry loose and wind slab avalanches to size 2 were observed on Sunday.

Snowpack Summary

20 - 40 cm of snow fell over the weekend and sits on a crust 10-15 cm thick at all aspects and elevations. Below this, the snowpack is moist to ground at treeline and below. This will slowly refreeze with cooler temperatures this week. The Dec 23rd and basal crusts are currently less of a concern due to the effect of significant warming last week and anticipated refreeze. Significantly less snow in the eastern areas of the park. Snowpack depths between 30 - 150 cm.

Weather Summary


Mainly cloudy with scattered flurries ending in the morning. Minimal accumulation. Wind SW 40 kph becoming 20. Freezing level valley bottom rising to 1800 m. Alpine high of -5°C.


Increasing cloudiness with flurries beginning in the evening. Wind light from NW. Alpine high of -6°C.


Up to 10 cm of new snow. Light NW wind. Alpine high -8°C.

For more info see: Mountain Weather Forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • Watch for signs of slab formation throughout the day.
  • Wind slabs may be poorly bonded to the underlying crust.
  • Be carefull with sluffing in steep terrain, especially above cliffs and terrain traps.


Wind Slabs

An icon showing Wind Slabs

Shifting moderate to strong winds may build windslabs on all aspects through the next few days.

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.



Expected Size

1 - 2

Loose Dry

An icon showing Loose Dry

May run far and fast on underlying crust.

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.



Expected Size

1 - 1.5

Valid until: Feb 8th, 2024 4:00PM