Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Feb 11th, 2024 4:00PM

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

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UPDATED MONDAY AT 7:22 AM PACIFIC: New snow is falling on surface hoar. Start with small features and test to see how the new snow is bonding before moving into larger terrain.




Avalanche Summary

On Sunday, no new avalanches were reported at the time of publishing.

On Saturday, explosive-controlled storm slabs up to size 1.5 were reported in the Fernie area. Cornices are overhanging and may be reactive.

Snowpack Summary

Sunday night's snow will add to Saturday's 10 cm that sits on surface hoar which has been seen on all aspects and elevations. A thick rain crust now buried 30 to 40 cm deep seems to be well-bonded at lower elevations, but may need more time to bond in the alpine.

Crusts and facets in the mid and lower snowpack can still be found in isolated pockets.

Weather Summary

Sunday Night

Cloudy with 5 to 10 cm of snow. 20 to 25 km/h southwest ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature -5 °C.


Cloudy with 5 to 10 cm of snow. 15 to 30 km/h west ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature -7 °C.


Mostly clear skies. 15 to 30 km/h north ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature -8 °C.


A mix of sun and cloud. 15 to 30 km/h east ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature -10 °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.
  • Pay attention to the wind, once it starts to blow fresh sensitive wind slabs are likely to form.
  • Use increased caution at all elevations. Storm snow is forming touchy slabs.


Storm Slabs

An icon showing Storm Slabs

New snow is falling on surface hoar and could make a touchy avalanche problem in some places. Watch for shooting cracks.

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: All elevations.


Possible - Likely

Expected Size

1 - 2

Valid until: Feb 12th, 2024 4:00PM