Banff Yoho & Kootenay National Park Avalanche Forecast

Issued: May 2nd, 2021 4:00PM

Sun May 2nd Current Conditions
Alpine Below Threshold Treeline Below Threshold Below Treeline Below Threshold
Mon May 3rd 2 Day Outlook
Alpine Below Threshold Treeline Below Threshold Below Treeline Below Threshold
Tue May 4th 3 Day Outlook
Alpine Below Threshold Treeline Below Threshold Below Treeline Below Threshold

The alpine rating is below threshold, the treeline rating is below threshold, and the below treeline rating is below threshold.

Be aware that AVALANCHE HAZARD STILL REMAINS for hikers, skiers, and climbers at all elevations.

Use the Weather Stations, the Mountain Weather Forecast, and the Spring Conditions link (found below) to help inform your avalanche hazard analysis.

Summary

Weather Forecast

Snowpack Summary

Overnight crust formation up to 2500m on all aspects (higher on solar aspects), which gradually breaks down with daytime heating. 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.

Avalanche Summary

Loose wet avalanches up to size 2 were observed over the weekend from all aspects. This is expected to continue through the week with the avalanche hazard starting as low/low/low in the morning and increasing as the day warms up, especially on solar aspects.

Confidence

Valid until: May 3rd, 2021 4:00PM

Forecast Trend

The latest forecast danger ratings, broken down to elevation. See how an elevation is trending.