Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Jan 26th, 2024 4:00PM

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

Avalanche Canada BM, Avalanche Canada


Another big warm-up is on the way. Expect hazard to increase through the weekend as freezing levels rise. Persistent layers may become more reactive with warm temps.




Avalanche Summary

Several large avalanches were observed from last weeks wind event, some failing to persistent layers. No new avalanches observed in the last 72 hours.

Snowpack Summary

Small wind slabs forming in the alpine with strong SW winds. Below 2000m a new crust exists from last weeks warms temps. The Dec 23 melt freeze crust and facets are down 40-100 cm. An early season basal crust complex exists in most places in the alpine and at treeline. Significantly less snow in the eastern areas of the park. Snowpack depths between 30 - 170 cm.

Weather Summary


Partly cloudy with scattered flurries. Freezing levels will rise to 2300m. Ridgetop winds will be strong to extreme SW


Partly cloudy with scattered flurries and rain showers. Freezing levels to 2500m with extreme SW winds.


Partly cloudy with freezing levels rising to 3600 m, strong SW winds.

For more info see: Mountain Weather Forecast.


Wind Slabs

An icon showing Wind Slabs

Be aware windslabs might step down to deeper layers

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

Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.



Expected Size

1 - 1.5

Persistent Slabs

An icon showing Persistent Slabs

This layer is likely out of the ski triggerable range, however could be initiated as a part of a step down avalanche.

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: All elevations.



Expected Size

2 - 3

Loose Wet

An icon showing Loose Wet

Likely to become reactive later in the weekend as the freezing level continues to rise.

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: All elevations.



Expected Size

1 - 2

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