Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Mar 29th, 2023 4:00PM

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

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Assess conditions as you move through the mountains today.

Continue to make proper terrain and travel decisions.




Avalanche Summary

No new avalanches since Saturday.

If you head out in the backcountry, let us know what you are seeing by submitting a report to the Mountain Information Network.

Snowpack Summary

Winds that were southwest, switched to the northeast and may have created wind slabs on all aspects.

Below the recent snow is a melt-freeze crust, existing on all aspects at treeline and below. The crust extends to mountain tops on sunny aspects. In north-facing high alpine terrain, the surface snow may have remained cold and dry.

The mid and lower snowpack is generally well-settled and strong.

If you are a visual learner click here for a video describing the snowpack.

Weather Summary

Wednesday Night

Clear, no accumulation, winds west 10 to 15 km/h, freeing levels 1500 m.


Sunny with few clouds, no accumulation, winds southwest 10 to 15 km/h, freezing levels 1400 m.


Cloudy, up to 30 cm accumulation starting in the overnight and throughout the day much at higher elevations and rain everywhere else, winds southwest 25 to 40 km/h, freezing levels to 800 m.


Cloudy, up to 10 cm accumulation, winds southwest 15 to 25 km/h gusting to 40, freezing levels around 800 m.

More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • Watch for wind-loaded pockets especially around ridgecrest and in extreme terrain.
  • Avoid exposure to slopes that have cornices overhead.
  • Make observations and assess conditions continually as you travel.


Wind Slabs

An icon showing Wind Slabs

Expect to find wind slabs on all aspects at higher elevations

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: Alpine.



Expected Size

1 - 1.5

Valid until: Mar 30th, 2023 4:00PM