Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Jan 5th, 2024 4:00PM

The alpine rating is low, the treeline rating is low, and the below treeline rating is low. Known problems include Wind Slabs.

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Finally a small amount of snow on the horizon. More snow will still be needed to make travel below treeline passable on skis. This weekend will also see temperatures below -10 for the first time in a while, bring your extra layers.




Avalanche Summary

One small windslab was observed in an alpine feature above upper Rowe Lake. Uncertain of timing as it was observed from the road through binoculars.

Snowpack Summary

Up to 10cm of new snow being re-distributed by moderate to strong winds into thin windslabs. This overlies variable snow surfaces and older windslabs in the alpine and at treeline. Due to previous warm temps and rain, there is very little snow on the ground below 1800 m.

Weather Summary


Flurries through the day under overcast skies, up to 5cm. Winds decrease through the day to moderate. Temps around -5.


Snow from saturday night up to 5cm. Flurries through the day and temps fall to -15.


Flurries through the day under overcast skies. Temps around -10

For more info see: Mountain Weather Forecast.


Terrain and Travel Advice

  • Watch for wind-loaded pockets especially around ridgecrest and in extreme terrain.


Wind Slabs

An icon showing Wind Slabs

Light snow with moderate to strong winds this weekend will create new thin windlsabs in lees.

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

Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.



Expected Size

1 - 1.5

Valid until: Jan 8th, 2024 4:00PM