Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Apr 15th, 2023 4:00PM

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

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Continually assess conditions as you gain elevation. At lower elevations wet loose avalanches are likely, as you ascend above the snowline wind slab avalanches become more likely.




Avalanche Summary

Several small wet loose avalanches were observed in the region on Friday.

If you are venturing into the backcountry please consider filling out a Mountain Information Network report.

Snowpack Summary

A new crust can be found at or near the surface on all but high north facing terrain. Rider triggerable wind slab could still be found in the alpine on west through east aspects.

Several crusts or moist layers can be found in the upper snowpack. A well settled snowpack exists below.

Weather Summary

Saturday Night

Cloudy with flurries bringing a few cm of new snow. Strong southerly winds and freezing level around 1200 m.


Stormy with around 10 cm of new snow expected at higher elevations. Moderate to strong southerly winds and freezing levels rising to 1900 m with the snowline around 1600 m.


Mostly cloudy with up to 5 cm of new snow expected. Moderate southeast winds and freezing level rising to 1700 m.


A mix of sun and cloud with a few cm of new snow possible. Light to moderate southerly winds and a High of -5°C at 1800 m.

More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • Be careful with wind slabs, especially in steep, unsupported and/or convex terrain features.
  • Minimize your exposure time below cornices.
  • As surface loses cohesion due to melting, loose wet avalanches become common in steeper terrain.


Wind Slabs

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Rider triggerable wind slab may be found at treeline and above near ridge crests.

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

Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.



Expected Size

1 - 2

Loose Wet

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Rain and rising freezing levels will increase the likelihood of wet loose avalanches in steep terrain.

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: Treeline, Below Treeline.


Unlikely - Possible

Expected Size

1 - 2

Valid until: Apr 16th, 2023 4:00PM