Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Apr 18th, 2024 4:00PM

The alpine rating is low, the treeline rating is low, and the below treeline rating is low.

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Be aware of changing snow conditions throughout the day and avoid sun-exposed slopes during the warmest hours.




Avalanche Summary

No recent avalanche activity has been reported.

Despite the low danger rating, the likelihood of triggering an avalanche will increase throughout the day with warming and strong solar radiation expected.

Snowpack Summary

Generally, a widespread melt-freeze crust exists on the surface across most aspects and elevations, except for north-facing alpine terrain, where dry powder snow remains. The strength and thickness of the crust varies depending on aspect and elevation.

The crust will deteriorate and transition to wet snow with daytime warming and solar radiation.

Weather Summary

Thursday Night

Clear. 20 to 30 km/h northeast ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature -8 °C. Freezing level at valley bottoms.


Sunny. 10 to 20 km/h southeast ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature -3 °C. Freezing level 1700 m.


Sunny. 10 to 30 km/h southeast ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature 0 °C. Freezing level 2000 m.


Cloudy with 0 to 5 cm of snow in alpine terrain. 20 to 40 km/h southwest ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature 0 °C. Freezing level 1800 m.

More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • Be alert to conditions that change with elevation and sun exposure.
  • When a thick, melt-freeze surface crust is present, avalanche activity is unlikely.
  • Back off slopes as the surface becomes moist or wet with rising temperatures.
  • Pay attention to cornices and give them a wide berth when traveling on or below ridges.

Valid until: Apr 19th, 2024 4:00PM