Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Apr 27th, 2023 4:00PM

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

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Very warm temps will increase avalanche hazard over the weekend. Large avalanches that run to valley bottom are possible, consider what's above you when travelling in avalanche terrain. Even snow-free areas may be impacted by large avalanches.




Avalanche Summary

Earlier this week a small wet loose cycle occurred in the new surface snow. Avalanches to size 2 were observed on all aspects.

Snowpack Summary

Very warm daytime temps and limited overnight refreezes will keep the snowpack isothermal on all aspects at all elevations. The January melt-freeze crust is buried up to 100cm. Alpine and Treeline midpack is well settled and overlies basal facets and depth hoar. Most places the snowpack is now moist to ground.

Weather Summary


Temps are forecast to get un-seasonably hot over the weekend. Alpine temps up to +15 will be possible. Skies are forecast mostly clear with no precip expected. Winds will be light to moderate.

For more weather information check the mountain weather forecast

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • Avoid steep slopes when air temperatures are warm, or solar radiation is strong.


Loose Wet

An icon showing Loose Wet

Uncertainty surrounding the depth of the failure during this warm up. Full depth avalanches are possible this weekend.

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: All elevations.


Very Likely

Expected Size

1 - 3

Valid until: Apr 30th, 2023 4:00PM