Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Apr 17th, 2024 4:00PM

The alpine rating is low, the treeline rating is low, and the below treeline rating is low.

Avalanche Canada mhalik, Avalanche Canada


Even small avalanches can have serious consequences in extreme terrain.

Evaluate your line and the snowpack conditions before you commit to it.




Avalanche Summary

No new avalanches have been observed recently, but field observations have been very limited.

If you head into the backcountry please consider submitting your observations to the MIN.

Snowpack Summary

A dusting of recent snow may be covering thick melt-freeze crust. This crust should break down and soften during daytime warming on sunny slopes and at lower elevations below treeline. The upper 30 to 50 cm of the snowpack consists of various melt-freeze layers. The lower snowpack contains old weak layers that are no longer considered a concern.

Cornices are large this time of year and may become weak with daytime warming. They should generally be avoided.

Weather Summary

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy with 0 to 5 cm of snow. 10 to 25 km/h northeast ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature -5 °C.


Mix of sun and cloud with isolated flurries. 10 km/h northeast ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature - 1 °C. Freezing level rising to 1600 m.


Mostly sunny. 15 to 20 km/h northeast ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature -2 °C. Freezing level rising to 1500 m.


Sunny. 10 to 20 km/h variable ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature 0 °C. Freezing level rising to 2000 m.

More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • When a thick, melt-freeze surface crust is present, avalanche activity is unlikely.
  • Adjust your travel plans accordingly to the changing conditions of elevation and time of day.
  • Pay attention to cornices and give them a wide berth when traveling on or below ridges.

Valid until: Apr 18th, 2024 4:00PM