Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Apr 5th, 2024 4:00PM

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

Avalanche Canada BM, Avalanche Canada


Moderate ridgetop winds are forecast over the next few days from varying directions. Watch for wind transport and slab formation near ridge crests.




Avalanche Summary

No new avalanches observed in the past few days, however visibility has been limited with low cloud.

Snowpack Summary

15 - 30 cm of new snow overlies melt freeze crust at all aspects and elevations. The Feb 3rd crust/facet weak layer is buried 60-120 cm deep. Below this, the snowpack consists of a mixture of settled snow and crust/facet layers to ground. Snowpack depths between 80 - 250 cm.

Weather Summary


10-15 cm snow overnight and flurries through the day. Wind 15-30 km/hr from the NW and freezing level rising to 1700 m.


Cloudy skies, wind switching to westerly, 25 - 30 km/hr. Freezing level rising to 1900 m.


Cloudy with flurries through the day and moderate SW winds. Freezing level rising to 2100 m.

For more info: Mountain Weather Forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • Storm snow and wind is forming touchy slabs. Use caution in lee areas in the alpine and treeline.
  • Exercise caution on steep, unsupported slopes.


Storm Slabs

An icon showing Storm Slabs

This problem may be deeper in lee features with moderate ridgetop winds over the next few days. Watch for wind loading around ridge crests.

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: All elevations.


Possible - Likely

Expected Size

1 - 2

Loose Wet

An icon showing Loose Wet

Likely to become a problem later in the weekend and Monday as temperatures rise.

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: Treeline, Below Treeline.



Expected Size

1 - 1.5

Valid until: Apr 8th, 2024 4:00PM