Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Feb 10th, 2024 4:00PM

The alpine rating is moderate, the treeline rating is moderate, and the below treeline rating is moderate. Known problems include Wind Slabs.

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New snow and strong wind are developing wind slabs. Human-triggered avalanches are possible. Assess for signs of instability like shooting cracks as you transition into open terrain.




Avalanche Summary

On Saturday explosive triggered wind slabs up to size 3, failing on the crust layer were reported in the south of the region.

Suspect the east side of the region to see increased wind slab activity with moderate to strong southwest winds.

Snowpack Summary

New snow is being redistributed by moderate to strong southwest winds developing wind slabs at all elevations over various surfaces of wind-affected snow, soft snow, and a crust layer.

Below this crust, the shallow faceted snowpack is generally well consolidated. Two crust layers, one in the midpack and another near the base of the snowpack continue to be monitored. Avalanches on these layers are unlikely.

Weather Summary

Saturday Night

Increasing clouds. Alpine wind 25 to 30 km/h southwest. Treeline temperature -10 °C


Mainly cloudy with scattered flurries with 2 to 4 cm accumulated. Alpine wind west 15 to 20 km/h. Treeline temperature -7 °C.


Mainly cloudy with isolated flurries with 1 to 3 cm accumulated. Alpine wind southwest 20 to 25 km/h. Treeline temperature -7 °C.


Mainly cloudy with scattered flurries 2 to 5 cm accumulated. Alpine wind 10 to 20 km/h west. Treeline temperature -12 °C.

More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • Watch for newly formed and reactive wind slabs as you transition into wind affected terrain.
  • Seek out sheltered terrain where new snow hasn't been wind-affected.


Wind Slabs

An icon showing Wind Slabs

15 to 20 cm of new low-density snow is available for transport. increasing winds from the southwest will redistribute new snow into reactive wind slabs in lee terrain features at all elevations

Aspects: North, North East, East, South East, North West.

Elevations: All elevations.



Expected Size

1.5 - 2.5

Valid until: Feb 11th, 2024 4:00PM