Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Mar 27th, 2024 2:30PM

The alpine rating is considerable, the treeline rating is considerable, and the below treeline rating is considerable. Known problems include Wet Slabs and Loose Wet.

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The snowpack will continue to become saturated over the next few days and increasingly susceptible to triggering. It is best to avoid avalanche terrain until the snowpack refreezes.




Avalanche Summary

An accident involving snowmobilers occurred on Tuesday, March 26, near La Martre, just outside our forecast area. For more details, please consult the MIN report.

If you head into the backcountry, thanks for sharing your observations on the Mountain Information Network (MIN).

Snowpack Summary

The top 25 to 30 cm of the snowpack is moist or wet. The rainfall still to come will help to make the upper part of the snowpack isothermal, allowing water to percolate down to the underlying crust.

There is a crust of 4 cm thick down 40 cm from the surface. Beneath this crust, there is 20 cm of dry snow resting on a layer of ice that extends to the base of the snowpack.

Last weekend's wind loaded the south and southeast slopes with snow in the alpine and at treeline.

Weather Summary

Synopsis: Warm temperatures and rainfall will continue for the next few days. Freezing levels will remain above 2,000m until Saturday morning. Some models see snow showers for the Easter vacation.

Wednesday evening and night: Rain. 10 mm of rain. Wind southwest, 30-40 km/h. Low +1.

Thursday: Cloudy. 2 to 3 mm of rain during the day. Light wind, variable directions. High +4. 15 mm rain overnight.

Friday: Cloudy. Wind northwest, 20 to 40 km/h. High +2. Chance of 30 cm of snow overnight.

Saturday: Cloudy. 10 cm. Moderate northwest wind, 40 to 60 km/h. High -3.

For more details, check out the most recent alpine weather forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • Keep in mind that wet avalanches can be destructive due to their high density.
  • Avoid avalanche terrain during periods of heavy rain.


Wet Slabs

An icon showing Wet Slabs

Warm temperatures and precipitation in the form of rain could trigger wet slabs in places where a slab (storm or wind) existed. Every day of warm weather increases the risk of avalanches.

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: All elevations.


Unlikely - Possible

Expected Size

1 - 2.5

Loose Wet

An icon showing Loose Wet

Warm temperatures and rain could produce small avalanches of loose wet snow. The risk is greater on steep slopes. The more water-logged the snow (slush), the greater the avalanche risk.

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: All elevations.


Possible - Likely

Expected Size

1 - 1.5

Valid until: Mar 29th, 2024 3:00PM