Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Jan 25th, 2024 4:00PM

The alpine rating is considerable, the treeline rating is moderate, and the below treeline rating is low. Known problems include Storm Slabs and Cornices.

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Choose conservative terrain in the alpine and give the storm snow time to bond. Storm slabs will be most reactive on high north facing terrain.




Avalanche Summary

On Wednesday a skier triggered a size 1 wind slab on a north facing roll in the alpine.

Snowpack Summary

20 to 50 cm of recent storm  snow has been redistributed into wind slabs by southerly winds. This snow overlies a thick crust on all aspects and at all elevations. At lower elevations moist snow is likely found.

The mid and lower snowpack consists of various old crusts and is generally well-settled and well-bonded.


Weather Summary

Thursday Night

Mostly cloudy with around 5 cm of new snow expected, south alpine wind 30 to 50 km/h, freezing level around 1200 m.


Mostly cloudy with 5 to 10 mm of mixed precipitation expected, south alpine wind 30 to 50 km/h, freezing level rising to 1800 m.


Mostly cloudy with up to 10 mm of mixed precipitation expected, south alpine wind 40 to 70 km/h, freezing level rising to 2400 m.


Cloudy with up to 20 mm of rain expected, south alpine wind 50 to 70 km/h, freezing level rising  to 2500 m.

More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • Continue to make conservative terrain choices while the storm snow settles and stabilizes.
  • Watch for newly formed and reactive wind slabs as you transition into wind affected terrain.
  • Back off slopes as the surface becomes moist or wet with rising temperatures.
  • Pay attention to cornices and give them a wide berth when traveling on or below ridges.


Storm Slabs

An icon showing Storm Slabs

New snow accompanied by southerly wind will form storm and wind slabs throughout the day.

At low elevations wet slabs or wet loose avalanches are possible.

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: All elevations.


Possible - Likely

Expected Size

1 - 2


An icon showing Cornices

Ongoing snowfall and southerly wind could form fragile cornices that could be further weakened by warm temperatures in the coming days.

Aspects: North, North East, North West.

Elevations: Alpine.



Expected Size

1 - 2

Valid until: Jan 26th, 2024 4:00PM