Issued: Apr 13th, 2023 4:00PM
The alpine rating is Wind Slabs., the treeline rating is , and the below treeline rating is Known problems include
Keep an eye out for conditions that change with aspect, elevation, and time. The snow surface will vary throughout the terrain and will change as solar input does it's thing.
On Wednesday small natural and skier triggered wet loose avalanches were observed at lower elevations and on solar aspects. Check out this MIN.
During the storm last weekend some large and deep avalanches released naturally. We are not currently concerned about these type of avalanches but will keep it in mind for the future. Check out the min.
On sheltered north facing slopes above 1100 m up to 20 cm of soft snow can still be found. Wind slabs may still be found near ridge crests in this same terrain. On all other slopes a crust will likely be found on or near the surface. A well settled snowpack exists below this.
Mostly clear with no new snow expected. Light northwest winds and a low of -3°C at 1200 m.
Mostly sunny with no new snow expected. Light variable winds and a high of -1°C at 1200 m.
Stormy with up to 10 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 to extreme southerly winds and Freezing levels rising to 1400 m. Snowline around 1000 m.
More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.
Terrain and Travel Advice
- Be especially cautious as you transition into wind affected terrain.
- Be alert to conditions that change with aspect and elevation.
- Minimize your exposure time below cornices.
- As surface loses cohesion due to melting, loose wet avalanches become common in steeper terrain.
Rider triggerable wind slab may still exist at treeline and above on lee and cross loaded features.
Aspects: North, North East, East, West, North West.
Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.
Valid until: Apr 14th, 2023 4:00PM