Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Jan 11th, 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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Northerly winds may be creating wind slabs on atypical slopes.

Extreme cold significantly increases the consequences of an incident in the backcountry.




Avalanche Summary

A few storm or wind slab avalanches, both naturally and explosive triggered, were reported since the weekend, up to size 2.

If you go out in the backcountry, please consider sharing your observations on the Mountain Information Network (MIN).

Snowpack Summary

Northerly winds at all elevations continue to redistribute the new snow from earlier this week. This new snow has buried various pre-existing crusts, surface hoar, old wind-affected surfaces, or facets.

The mid and lower snowpack is generally well settled with a series of crusts and facetted snow.

The height of snow at treeline is roughly 50 to 150 cm.

Weather Summary

Thursday Night

Mostly clear with no precipitation, northeast winds up to 30 km/h at all elevations, treeline temperature -37 °C.


Sunny with no precipitation, northeast winds up to 30 km/h at all elevations, treeline temperature -35 °C.


Sunny with no precipitation, northwest alpine winds 30 to 50 km/h, treeline temperature -30 °C.


Sunny with no precipitation, north alpine winds 10 to 20 km/h, treeline temperature -30 °C.

More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • Wind slabs are most reactive during their formation.
  • Recent wind has varied in direction so watch for wind slabs on all aspects.


Wind Slabs

An icon showing Wind Slabs

Northerly winds may be redistributing recent snow at all elevations, potentially resulting in an atypical loading pattern.

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: All elevations.


Possible - Likely

Expected Size

1 - 2

Valid until: Jan 12th, 2024 4:00PM