Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Jan 24th, 2024 4:00PM

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

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Keep an eye out for conditions that change with elevation and over time.

New snow and southerly winds will continue to build storm slabs over a recently formed melt-freeze crust.




Avalanche Summary

Small wind slabs have been triggered by skiers in the region over the past couple days. These avalanches have run on a crust in the upper snowpack. Check out this MIN.

Snowpack Summary

Light to moderate snowfall continues, gradually accumulating above a widespread melt-freeze crust found at all elevations. This snow is being redistributed by southerly winds. Recent warm temperatures have rapidly settled the snow and created moist, heavy surface conditions at lower elevations.

A layer of facets down 40 to 70 formed during the period of arctic air, is reactive in snowpack tests.

The mid and lower snowpack consists of various old crusts and is generally well-settled and well-bonded.

Weather Summary

Wednesday Night

Cloudy with 5 to 15  cm of new snow expected, southeast alpine wind 30 to 45 km/h, freezing level around 1000 m.


Cloudy with 10 to 25 cm of new snow expected, south alpine wind 25 to 45 km/h, freezing level rising to 1400 m.


Cloudy with up to 10 mm of mixed precipitation expected, southwest alpine wind 25 to 45 km/h, freezing level rising to 1600 m.


Cloudy with up to 20 mm of rain expected, south alpine wind 30 to 50 km/h, freezing level rising to 2300 m.

More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • Watch for fresh storm slabs building throughout the day.
  • Watch for newly formed and reactive wind slabs as you transition into wind affected terrain.
  • Back off slopes as the surface becomes moist or wet with rising temperatures.


Storm Slabs

An icon showing Storm Slabs

New snow accompanied by southerly wind will form storm and wind slabs throughout the day.

At low elevations wet slabs or wet avalanches are possible.

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: All elevations.



Expected Size

1 - 2

Valid until: Jan 25th, 2024 4:00PM