Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Apr 4th, 2024 4:00PM

The alpine rating is low, the treeline rating is low, and the below treeline rating is low. Known problems include Loose Wet.

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Strong solar radiation will likely impact the surface snow.

Watch for unstable snow on steep terrain features, especially when the snow is moist or wet.




Avalanche Summary

No recent avalanche activity has been reported.

If you go into the backcountry, please consider submitting to the Mountain Information Network.

Snowpack Summary

At upper elevations, 10 to 15 cm of new snow has accumulated over moist snow or a crust on all aspects, except north-facing alpine slopes where dry remained. Small pockets of wind slabs have likely formed in all alpine terrain with recent wind from different directions. At lower elevations, a moist snowpack or a surface crust is found.

The mid and lower snowpack are generally well-bonded. The height of snow is about 200 cm at treeline.

Weather Summary

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy with isolated flurries. 30 to 40 km/h northeast ridge top wind. Treeline temperature -6°C. Freezing level 1000 m.


Mix of sun and clouds. 15 to 25 km/h northeast ridge top wind. Treeline temperature rising to +3 °C. Freezing level rising to 1800 m.


Cloudy with isolated flurries. 20 to 30 km/h southwest ridge top wind. Treeline temperature rising to 0 °C. Freezing level 1200 m.


Cloudy with 3 to 5 cm of snow. 20 to 30 km/h southwest ridge top wind. Treeline temperature rising to +2 °C. Freezing level 1500 m.

More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • The more the snow feels like a slurpy, the more likely loose wet avalanches will become.
  • Watch for wind-loaded pockets especially around ridgecrest and in extreme terrain.
  • When a thick, melt-freeze surface crust is present, avalanche activity is unlikely.


Loose Wet

An icon showing Loose Wet

Small wet loose avalanches will become likely with daytime heating and solar exposure. Be cautious around steep sun-exposed slopes where recent snow overlays a melt-freeze crust.

Aspects: South East, South, South West, West.

Elevations: All elevations.


Possible - Likely

Expected Size

1 - 2

Valid until: Apr 5th, 2024 4:00PM