Issued: Jan 24th, 2024 2:30PM
The alpine rating is Wind Slabs., the treeline rating is , and the below treeline rating is Known problems include
The best sliding conditions are found below treeline in areas sheltered from the wind.
No new avalanche was reported or observed. If you go into the backcountry, thanks for sharing your observations on the Mountain Information Network (MIN).
There is considerable spatial variability at all elevations. Snowpack heights range from 0 cm to 180 cm.
Alpine: In many places, the alpine is bare of snow apart from concavities and depressions. There seems to be more snow on the eastern slopes. Snow is still being transported and deposited on the eastern and southeastern slopes.
Treeline: Between 5 and 15 cm of light snow over wind-affected snow. There is more snow on the northern and eastern slopes, resting on an interface of facets that have developed on the New Year's crust.
Below treeline: Depending on slope and elevation, there is considerable spatial variability. The southern slopes appear to be at a disadvantage.
Synopsis: A small low-pressure system will cross the Gaspé Peninsula on Thursday and Friday, likely to give us a few cm of snow.
Wednesday evening and night: Cloudy. Strong southwesterly wind, 40-50 km/h. Minimum -15C.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy. Possible accumulation of 2 to 3 cm of snow. Moderate northwest wind, 30 to 40 km/h. High -9C.
Friday: Cloudy. Moderate southwesterly wind, 30 to 40 km/h. High -6C.
Saturday: Alternating sun and clouds. Light south-westerly wind. High -3.
For more details, check out the most recent alpine weather forecast.
Terrain and Travel Advice
- Be alert to conditions that change with aspect and elevation.
- Wind slabs are most reactive during their formation.
There is still some snow transport in leeward areas, and there is also some cross loading.
Aspects: North East, East, South East.
Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.
Valid until: Jan 25th, 2024 3:00PM