Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Apr 2nd, 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.

Avalanche Canada mbender, Avalanche Canada


An unstable weather pattern will bring clouds, sun and flurries Monday. Sporadic flurries and wind will continue to promote wind slab formation at upper elevations.




Avalanche Summary

Reports on Saturday and Sunday include several natural and explosives triggered size 1-1.5 wind slab avalanches 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

New snow and wind are forming wind slabs at higher elevations.

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 are still watching for signs of it becoming active again.

Weather Summary

Sunday Night

Mostly cloudy with scattered flurries, accumulation 1-3cm. Light southwest wind. Alpine high of -7 °C. Freezing level at valley bottom.


Mostly cloudy with sunny breaks and scattered flurries, accumulation 1-5cm. Light to moderate northeast wind. Alpine high of -4 °C. Freezing level 1400 m.


Mix of sun and cloud. Light east wind. Alpine high of -2 °C. Freezing level 1600 m.


Cloudy with sunny breaks. Light to moderate southwest wind. Alpine high of -3 °C. Freezing level 1500 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.


Wind Slabs

An icon showing Wind Slabs

Recent new snow and wind continue to promote wind slab development in exposed lee terrain.

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

Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.



Expected Size

1 - 2

Valid until: Apr 3rd, 2023 4:00PM