Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Apr 19th, 2024 4:00PM

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

Avalanche Canada wlewis, Avalanche Canada


Expect challenging travel with crusty surface conditions and minimal snow at low elevations.

Avalanches are unlikely while a thick surface crust exists.




Avalanche Summary

No new avalanches have been reported however observations are very limited. Small wet loose sluffing is likely to occur from steep south facing slopes, especially near rock outcrops, otherwise avalanche activity is considered unlikely.

If you have any recent photos or observations, please submit them to the Mountain Information Network.

Snowpack Summary

A surface crust can be found on south facing terrain at all elevations in the morning. With mild temperatures expected over the day and mostly clear skies, the crust may begin to break down but wet avalanches are considered unlikely. On north facing slopes, dry snow can still be found at higher elevations.

Below treeline terrain has low snow cover. Travel conditions are challenging with exposed rocks, stumps, and open creeks.

Weather Summary

Friday Night

Clear skies. 10-20 km/h southeast ridgetop wind. Freezing levels drop to 1500 m.


Sun to start with increasing afternoon cloud and possible flurries. 20-35 km/h southeast ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature +6 °C. Freezing level 2100 m.


Up to 20 cm of snow is possible by morning, with another 5-10 cm over the day. 40-50 km/h west ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature -4 °C. Freezing level 1200 m.


Mostly clear skies with 10-20 km/h northwest winds. Freezing levels around 1500 m.

More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • Pay attention to cornices and give them a wide berth when traveling on or below ridges.
  • Use caution above cliffs and terrain traps where even small avalanches may have severe consequences.
  • When a thick, melt-freeze surface crust is present, avalanche activity is unlikely.

Valid until: Apr 20th, 2024 4:00PM