Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Apr 14th, 2023 4:00PM

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

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Keep an eye on the wind and new snow amounts. Storm slab reactivity will increase throughout the day. Be prepared to dial back your terrain selection.




Avalanche Summary

No new avalanches were reported on Thursday but observations are limited this time of year.

We expect that new rider triggerable slabs will form throughout the day.

If you are venturing into the backcountry please consider filling out a Mountain Information Network report.

Snowpack Summary

New snow accompanied by strong southerly wind will form new storm slab with the largest being found on west through east aspects. This new snow will overlie a crust on all terrain except north facing at treeline and above.

Multiple crusts exist in the upper snowpack. Below this is a well settled snowpack.

Weather Summary

Friday Night

Increasing cloud with trace amounts of new snow expected. Light southeast winds and freezing level around 1300 m.


Stormy with up to 20 cm of new snow expected at treeline and above. Moderate to strong southerly winds and freezing levels rising to 1300 m with the snowline around 1000 m.


Stormy with 30 to 50 cm of new snow expected. Strong southerly winds and Freezing levels rising to 1400 m. Snowline around 1000 m.


Mostly cloudy with  up to 20 cm of new snow possible. Moderate southeast winds and a high of -3°C at 1200 m.

More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • Watch for fresh storm slabs building throughout the day.
  • Be especially cautious as you transition into wind affected terrain.
  • Minimize your exposure time below cornices.
  • The more the snow feels like a slurpy, the more likely loose wet avalanches will become.


Storm Slabs

An icon showing Storm Slabs

New snow accompanied by southerly winds will form storm slab throughout the day. The largest and most reactive slabs will be found on lee and cross loaded features on west through east aspects. Strong winds mean that loading could occur further down slope than expected.

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: All elevations.


Very Likely

Expected Size

1 - 2

Valid until: Apr 15th, 2023 4:00PM