Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Apr 15th, 2024 4:00PM

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

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Low danger doesn't mean no danger.

While a surface crust will limit potential for avalanches, watch for changing surface conditions as you travel through different aspects and elevations.




Avalanche Summary

Strong sunshine and rising temperatures produced loose wet avalanches over the past few days, most notable on sun-affected slopes - check out this MIN for more details from Friday (photo below). With cooler temperatures forecast for Tuesday, avalanche activity is expected to decrease.

If you head into the backcountry, please submit any observations or photos to the Mountain Information Network, observations are limited in the spring.

Snowpack Summary

A widespread surface crust likely exists at all elevations, except high alpine north-facing slopes. Wind-affected dry snow may exist on north-facing alpine slopes - watch for reactivity here. Where a crust exists expect limited avalanche activity.

Below treeline elevations have minimal snow cover if any at all. Expect challenging travel conditions with hazards like rocks, stumps, and open creeks.

Weather Summary

Monday Night

Clear with cloudy periods and light flurries. 10-30 km/h northwest ridgetop wind. Freezing level drops to 500 m by the morning.


A mix of sun and cloud. 10-20 km/h northwest ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature +1 °C. Freezing level around 1100 m.


Sunny with cloudy periods. 10-20 km/h northerly ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature +4 °C. Freezing level around 1600 m.


A mix of sun and cloud. 10-20 km/h northeasterly ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature +7 °C. Freezing level around 1900 m.

More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • Make observations and assess conditions continually as you travel.
  • When a thick, melt-freeze surface crust is present, avalanche activity is unlikely.
  • Use caution above cliffs and terrain traps where even small avalanches may have severe consequences.

Valid until: Apr 16th, 2024 4:00PM