Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Apr 11th, 2024 4:00PM

The alpine rating is low, the treeline rating is low, and the below treeline rating is low. Known problems include Loose Wet.

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Localized danger may exist on steep slopes with wet snow.




Avalanche Summary

No recent avalanches have been reported in the region. Areas just north of the region have reported small wind slab and wet loose avalanches over the past few days.

Looking forward, wet loose avalanches will become more likely as skies clear and the freezing level rises.

Snowpack Summary

10 to 20 cm of dry snow may be found on north-facing slopes. Surfaces will gradually become wet over the next few days with rising freezing levels and sun exposure.

The facet/crust layer that caused large avalanches in March is buried 100 to 180 cm deep and is unlikely to trigger under the current conditions.

Weather Summary

Thursday Night

Cloudy with 1 to 4 cm of snow. 30 km/h southwest ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature -2 °C. Freezing level 1700 m.


Cloudy with clearing skies in the afternoon. 15 km/h west ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature +2 °C. Freezing level 2200 m.


Sunny. 10 km/h west ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature +6 °C. Freezing level 2700 m.


Sunny. 10 km/h west ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature +8 °C. Freezing level 3000 m.

More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • Watch for unstable snow on specific terrain features, especially when the snow is moist or wet.
  • Be careful with wind slabs, especially in steep, unsupported and/or convex terrain features.


Loose Wet

An icon showing Loose Wet

Wet avalanches are possible on steep slopes when fresh snow is exposed to heat or sun.

Aspects: South East, South, South West.

Elevations: All elevations.



Expected Size

1 - 1.5

Valid until: Apr 12th, 2024 4:00PM