Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Mar 22nd, 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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A supportive surface crust makes for generally safe avalanche conditions.

Small human-triggered avalanches are still possible in steep, sun-affected terrain if surfaces become moist.




Avalanche Summary

No new avalanches were reported in the region on Thursday.

If you are heading into the backcountry please consider posting your observations to the Mountain Information Network. Current condition information and photos are helpful for forecasters.

Snowpack Summary

A dusting of new snow accumulates atop refrozen surfaces at treeline and above. Below the crust, the upper 60 cm of the snowpack remains moist.

A few buried crusts are found 100 to 170 cm down. Reports suggest they are bonding well and are not a concern at this time. The mid and lower snowpack is well-settled and dense.

Weather Summary

Friday Night

Mainly cloudy with 0 to 2 cm of snow above the rain-snow line. 10 to 25 km/h southeast ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature 0 °C. Freezing level hovers around 1600 m.


A mix of sun and clouds with 0 to 2 cm of new snow. 20 to 40 km/h northeast ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature -1 °C. Freezing level 1400 m.


Sunny. 20 to 40 km/h northeast ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature -1 °C. Freezing level 1500 m.


Mainly cloudy with 1 to 5 cm of snow. 10 to 30 km/h southwest ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature -3 °C. Freezing level 1200 m.

More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • Minimize exposure to steep, sun exposed slopes, especially when the solar radiation is strong.
  • A crust on the surface will help bind the snow together, but may make for tough travel conditions.


Loose Wet

An icon showing Loose Wet

Small wet loose avalanches may be reactive to human triggering in steep sun affected terrain if solar input is strong and the snow surface becomes moist.

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: Below Treeline.



Expected Size

1 - 1.5

Valid until: Mar 23rd, 2024 4:00PM