Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Mar 23rd, 2024 4:00PM

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

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A supportive surface crust makes for generally safe avalanche conditions.

Small human-triggered avalanches are still possible on steep, sunny slopes if surfaces become moist.




Avalanche Summary

No new avalanches have been reported in the region.

If you are heading into the backcountry please consider posting your observations to the Mountain Information Network. All of the conditions information and photos are helpful for forecasters.

Snowpack Summary

Up to 10 cm of snow covers refrozen surfaces at treeline and above. Below the crust, 30 to 50 cm of moist snow overlies a thin sun crust on south aspects and dry snow elsewhere.

With prolonged warm temperatures two weak layers of surface hoar and/or facets overlying a crust have slowly gained strength. While professionals continue to track these layers they have not produced recent avalanche activity and are not a concern at this time.

The lower snowpack is well-settled.

Weather Summary

Saturday night

Skies clearing. 30 to 40 km/h northeast ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature -3 °C. Freezing level 1200 m.


Sunny. 10 to 30 km/h north ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature 0 °C. Freezing level 1700 m.


Cloudy with up to 5 cm of snow. 20 to 40 km/h southwest ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature -1 °C. Freezing level 1500 m.


Cloudy with up to 5 cm of snow. 20 to 40 km/h southwest ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature -1 °C. Freezing level 1500 m.

More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • Watch for unstable snow on specific terrain features, especially when the snow is moist or wet.
  • A crust on the surface will help bind the snow together, but may make for tough travel conditions.
  • When a thick, melt-freeze surface crust is present, avalanche activity is unlikely.


Loose Wet

An icon showing Loose Wet

Where the upper snowpack remains moist, loose wet avalanches may be possible to human trigger in steep terrain.

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: All elevations.



Expected Size

1 - 1.5

Valid until: Mar 24th, 2024 4:00PM