Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Jan 29th, 2024 4:00PM

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

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Rain has heavily saturated the snowpack at all elevations. Snow continues to melt at an alarming rate at lower elevations.




Avalanche Summary

Observations from alpine terrain in this forecast region have been limited. We suspect that natural wet avalanches have been occurring at all elevations.

Snowpack Summary

The snowpack is becoming fully saturated with water, as rain continues to fall. Below treeline the snowpack is disappearing.

Weather Summary

Monday Night

Cloudy with 10 to 30 mm of rain, south alpine winds 60 to 90 km/h, freezing level 2400 m.


Cloudy with 0 to 3 mm of rain, southeast alpine winds 20 to 40 km/h, freezing level 2400 m.


Cloudy with 30 to 60 mm of rain, southeast alpine winds 40 to 60 km/h, freezing level 2400 m.


Cloudy with 5 to 10 mm of rain, southeast alpine winds 30 to 50 km/h, freezing level 1800 m.

More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • A moist or wet snow surface, pinwheeling and natural avalanches are all indicators of a weakening snowpack.
  • The more the snow feels like a slurpy, the more likely loose wet avalanches will become.


Loose Wet

An icon showing Loose Wet

The possibility for wet loose avalanches continues in steep terrain where the snow surface is wet and slushy.

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.


Possible - Likely

Expected Size

1 - 2

Valid until: Jan 30th, 2024 4:00PM