Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Apr 3rd, 2024 4:00PM

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

Avalanche Canada BM, Avalanche Canada


A storm is arriving over the next few days. The new snow will be falling on crust, likely forming reactive storm slabs. There is some uncertainty with snowfall amounts, higher than forecasted snowfall may increase the hazard further.




Avalanche Summary

Numerous natural wet loose avalanches were observed on Wednesday, up to size 2 on all aspects.

Snowpack Summary

20 - 30 cm of new snow will fall on melt freeze crust at all aspects and elevations. The Feb 3rd crust/facet weak layer is buried 60-120 cm deep. Below this, the snowpack consists of a mixture of settled snow and crust/facet layers to ground. Snowpack depths between 80 - 250 cm.

Weather Summary


5 - 10 cm snow overnight with an additional 10 cm through the day. Wind 20-30 km/hr from the NE and freezing level falling to near valley bottom.


10 cm of new snow overnight and flurries through the day. Light to moderate NE winds, freezing level 1600 m.


Moderate snowfall over the day with 5 - 15 cm possible. Light N winds at ridgetop and freezing level rising to 2000 m.

For more info: Mountain Weather Forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • Watch for fresh storm slabs building throughout the day.
  • Storm snow and wind is forming touchy slabs. Use caution in lee areas in the alpine and treeline.


Storm Slabs

An icon showing Storm Slabs

This problem may be deeper in lee features with moderate ridgetop winds over the next few days. Watch for wind loading around ridge crests.

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: All elevations.



Expected Size

1 - 2.5

Valid until: Apr 6th, 2024 4:00PM