Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Apr 4th, 2023 4:00PM

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

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Unsettled, spring weather can deliver localized periods of intense sun or heavy snowfall, which can temporarily increase the avalanche hazard.




Avalanche Summary

Reports over the weekend included several natural and explosive-triggered wind and storm slab avalanches, up to size 2 in the alpine.

If you head out in the backcountry, let us know what you are seeing by submitting a report to the Mountain Information Network.

Snowpack Summary

Recent snow overlays variable old surfaces, including a hard crust on solar aspects and all aspects below 1700 m. Wind slabs persist in exposed lee terrain.

The mid-snowpack is generally well-settled. The lower snowpack includes a layer of weak sugary crystals near the ground. This layer has not produced recent avalanche activity in this area, but professionals continue to monitor for signs of it becoming active.

Weather Summary

Tuesday night

Mostly clear, with periods of cloud and scattered flurries. Light southwest ridgetop wind. Alpine temperature -5 to -10 C. Freezing level at valley bottom.


Mix of sun and cloud. Light to moderate southwest ridgetop wind. Alpine temperatures 0 to -5 C. Freezing level 1600 m.


Mix of sun and cloud. Moderate southwest ridgetop wind. Alpine temperatures 0 to -5 C. Freezing level 2000 m.


Cloudy with flurries, 2 to 10 cm of snow. Moderate southwest ridgetop winds. Alpine temperatures 0 to -5 C. Freezing level 1900 m.

More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • Watch for newly formed and reactive wind slabs as you transition into wind affected terrain.
  • Make observations and assess conditions continually as you travel.


Wind Slabs

An icon showing Wind Slabs

Recent snow and wind has formed wind slabs in exposed lee terrain.

Aspects: North, North East, East, South East, North West.

Elevations: Alpine.


Unlikely - Possible

Expected Size

1 - 2

Valid until: Apr 5th, 2023 4:00PM