Banff Yoho & Kootenay National Park Avalanche Forecast
Issued: Apr 30th, 2021 4:00PM
The alpine rating is, the treeline rating is , and the below treeline rating is
Be aware that AVALANCHE HAZARD STILL REMAINS for hikers, skiers, and climbers alike at all elevations.
Freezing levels are approaching 2600m Friday afternoon with SW winds in the strong range. Both winds and freezing levels are expected to drop over the next few days settling on light alpine winds and freezing levels at treeline with daytime heating (although higher with clearing on solar aspects) returning to valley bottom overnight by Sunday.
Poor overnight crust recovery as of Friday April 30, with weak crusts on all aspects up to 2000m and moist snow up to 2500m on all aspects (higher on solar aspects). 10-20cm of settled dry snow in high Northerly terrain. Isolated pockets of wind slab may exist in the alpine. Persistent slab problems may linger in thin and shaded alpine areas.
Only loose wet avalanche activity on all aspects in to the alpine has been observed or reported for the past few days as of Friday April 30 as temperatures reached higher than they have been for a week. We have had limited observations again today with limited visibility and no field trips for the last couple of days .
Valid until: May 1st, 2021 4:00PM
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