Avalanche Forecast Banff Yoho & Kootenay National Park

Date Issued: Valid Until:

Parks Canada snow safety, Parks Canada

Avalanche Forecast

Fri Apr. 26th ยท 4:00PM

Alpine

Danger Ratings Considerable

Treeline

Danger Ratings Moderate

Below Treeline

Danger Ratings Low
Persistent Slabs Persistent Slabs

Alpine

Danger Ratings High

Treeline

Danger Ratings Considerable

Below Treeline

Danger Ratings Low

Alpine

Danger Ratings Considerable

Treeline

Danger Ratings Considerable

Below Treeline

Danger Ratings Low

Lots of snow and wind is forecast over the next week. Please be cautious in the alpine.

Weather Forecast

Winter is coming! 10 to 30 cm of snow is forecast for tomorrow with moderate west winds. Winds are expected to shift to the northeast Sunday and become strong. Cold temperatures and developing windslabs are expected. Conditions should change rapidly and caution is urged.

Snowpack Summary

Wind deposit can be found in lee alpine areas on surface hoar and poorly bonded snow (facets, crust). Bomber crusts are common on sun affected slopes. Isolated pockets of deep facets still exist on cold north exposures. There are also large cornices around. There is a lot going on in the alpine and more coming in. Take a moment to check your slope.

Avalanche Summary

No activity reported today.

Confidence

Problems

Persistent Slabs

Persistent Slabs

Make your own assessments in the alpine. People were caught again yesterday.

Aspects: North, North East, East.

Elevations: Alpine.

Likelihood

Possible - Unlikely

Expected Size

1 - 2