Issued: Jan 24th, 2024 4:00PM
The alpine rating is Storm Slabs., the treeline rating is , and the below treeline rating is Known problems include
As you move up to treeline and above, watch for shooting cracks and recent avalanches that indicate the storm snow needs more time to bond.
No new avalanches were reported at the time of publishing on Wednesday.
Numerous natural and explosive-triggered storm slab avalanches were reported on Monday and Tuesday. These avalanches occurred on various aspects and elevations, size 1 to 2.5. Avalanche depths have been roughly 20 to 30 cm.
Yesterday's warm temperatures may have formed a new surface crust below 1600 m on all aspects.
Roughly 30 to 40 cm of recent snow has buried a layer of old wind-affected snow, surface hoar, and sugary facets.
Near the bottom of the snowpack, there are a series of crusts and facets that are more prominent in shallow areas.
Cloudy with 2 cm of snow, southwest alpine winds 20 to 40 km/h, treeline temperature -5 °C.
Cloudy with a trace of snow, southwest alpine winds 15 to 30 km/h, treeline temperature -5 °C.
Cloudy with up to 5 cm of snow, southwest alpine winds 20 to 40 km/h, treeline temperature -5 °C.
Cloudy with a trace of snow, southwest alpine winds 30 to 50 km/h, treeline temperature 0 °C.
More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.
Terrain and Travel Advice
- Continue to make conservative terrain choices while the storm snow settles and stabilizes.
- Be carefull around freshly wind loaded features.
Recent snowfall has buried a layer of wind-affected snow and sugary facets. Slabs may be deeper and more reactive in terrain lee to the wind.
Aspects: All aspects.
Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.
Valid until: Jan 25th, 2024 4:00PM