Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Jan 28th, 2024 4:00PM

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

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Is it over yet?Warm weather continues, as does the rain.




Avalanche Summary

Observations from alpine terrain in this forecast region have been limited. We suspect that natural wet avalanches have been occurring at all elevations.

Snowpack Summary

The snowpack is becoming fully saturated with water as heavy rain continues to fall. Below treeline the snowpack is disappearing.

Weather Summary

Sunday Night

Cloudy with 30 to 40 mm of rain. South alpine wind, 60 to 80 km/h. Freezing level 2500 m.


Cloudy with 5 to 30 mm of rain during the day, an additional 10 to 20 mm overnight. South alpine wind, 50 to 80 km/h. Freezing level rising to 2600 m.


Mainly sunny with up to 5 mm of rain. Southeast alpine wind, 30 to 60 km/h. Freezing level 2000 m to 2500 m.


Cloudy with 20 to 60 mm of rain. Southeast alpine wind, 50 to 80 km/h. Freezing level 2300 m.

More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • A moist or wet snow surface, pinwheeling and natural avalanches are all indicators of a weakening snowpack.
  • The more the snow feels like a slurpy, the more likely loose wet avalanches will become.


Loose Wet

An icon showing Loose Wet

The possibility for wet loose avalanches continues in steep terrain where the snow surface is wet and slushy.

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.



Expected Size

1 - 1.5

Valid until: Jan 29th, 2024 4:00PM