Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Jan 10th, 2024 4:00PM

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

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Avalanche Summary

No new or recent avalanches have been reported, however there are very few field observations coming from this forecast area.

If you go out in the backcountry, please consider sharing your observations on the Mountain Information Network (MIN).

Snowpack Summary

Roughly 5-10 cm of new snow fell in the region in the early week. It added to an existing skiff of snow atop a widespread crust presently found at or near the surface below 1400 m. South facing slopes are generally scoured.

The snowpack is generally shallow and faceted (weak, sugary) with multiple crusts in the mid snowpack. Pockets of deeper, wind-loaded snow may be found near ridges, gully features, and established avalanche paths.

Average snowpack depths at treeline are roughly 20 to 80 cm.

Weather Summary

Wednesday night

Clearing, still thin overcast. Northeast wind 20-30 km/h, increasing.


Mainly sunny or thin overcast. Northeast wind 30-35 km/h. Treeline temperature -32°C.


Sunny. Northeast or north alpine wind 5-15 km/h. Treeline temperature -32°C to -36°C.


Sunny. Variable alpine wind 5-15 km/h. Treeline temperature -30°C to -34°C.

More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • Expect shallow snow cover that barely covers ground roughness.
  • Avalanche danger is often elevated in alpine gullies where snow has accumulated.


Persistent Slabs

An icon showing Persistent Slabs

Avalanches are possible in isolated terrain features like gullies and alpine bowls where deeper deposits of snow may sit atop a weak, faceted basal snowpack.

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

Elevations: Alpine.



Expected Size

1 - 1.5

Valid until: Jan 11th, 2024 4:00PM