Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Mar 27th, 2023 4:00PM

The alpine rating is low, the treeline rating is low, and the below treeline rating is low. Known problems include Loose Wet.

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The sun will likely be out on Tuesday so minimize your exposure to steep terrain on solar aspects during the hottest part of the day.




Avalanche Summary

Reports in the past few days have indicated thin dry loose avalanches to size 1 running in steep terrain.

Snowpack Summary

Recent snow accumulated over the last week overlies a crust on all terrain except north-facing slopes treeline and above. On these high northerly slopes, new snow may overlie facets and surface hoar to mountain tops.

The mid-pack is generally well-settled.

The lower snowpack includes a layer of weak sugary facets near the ground. These facets are slowly gaining strength and no recent avalanches have been reported on this layer. However, we continue to track the layer and watch for any signs of it becoming active.

Weather Summary

Monday Night

Mostly clear. Light northeast wind. High of -7 °C at treeline.


Mainly sunny. Light northeast wind. High of -1 °C at treeline. Freezing level at 1700m.


Mix of sun and cloud. Light east wind. High of 2 °C at treeline. Freezing level at 2000m.


Mostly cloudy with sunny breaks. Light to moderate northeast wind. High of 2 °C at treeline. Freezing level at 2000m.

More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • As surface loses cohesion due to melting, loose wet avalanches become common in steeper terrain.
  • Be aware of the potential for loose avalanches in steep terrain where snow hasn't formed a slab.


Loose Wet

An icon showing Loose Wet

The sun may be out for extended periods on Tuesday and Wednesday so expect to see an increase in thin loose wet avalanche activity on steep terrain facing the sun.

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

Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.



Expected Size

1 - 1.5

Valid until: Mar 28th, 2023 4:00PM