Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Jan 16th, 2024 4:00PM

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

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Use normal caution. For the best riding conditions, seek out sheltered terrain where cold, dry, loose snow will be found, likely just below treeline.




Avalanche Summary

No recent avalanches have been reported.

Snowpack Summary

5-10 cm of new snow is forecasted to fall by the end of the day on Wednesday. This covers a generally wind effected alpine, and 50-90 cm of faceting, dry, settled snow at treeline.

The remainder of the snowpack is strong, with numerous hard melt-freeze crusts.

Treeline snow depth ranges from 100 to 180 cm. Snow depth diminishes rapidly at low elevations where there has been more rainfall.

Weather Summary

Tuesday Night

Cloudy. 2-6 cm of snow expected, possibly 10 cm or more on the west island. Light south ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature around -3 °C, with possible temperature inversion.


Cloudy morning, possibly clearing by late afternoon. 2-5 cm of new snow expected. Light to moderate northwest ridgetop wind. Temperature inversion breaking down, treeline temperature around -6 °C. Freezing level around 500 m.


Mostly cloudy. Light snow expected. Moderate northwest wind switching to southeast and becoming strong. Freezing level around 500 m.


Cloudy. Wild weather. Mixed precipitation, possibly 10-15 cm of snow on the north and east island above 750-1250 m. 20-40 mm of rain/freezing rain/pellets/snow on the west and south island, freezing levels between 1500 and 2000 m. Extreme south or southwest ridgetop wind.

More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • Use caution above cliffs and terrain traps where even small avalanches may have severe consequences.
  • Watch for wind-loaded pockets especially around ridgecrest and in extreme terrain.

Valid until: Jan 17th, 2024 4:00PM