Avalanche Forecast Little Yoho

Date Issued: Valid Until:

Parks Canada snow safety, Parks Canada

Avalanche Forecast

Wed Jan. 30th ยท 4:00PM

Alpine

Danger Ratings Low

Treeline

Danger Ratings Low

Below Treeline

Danger Ratings Low
Deep Persistent Slabs Deep Persistent Slabs

Alpine

Danger Ratings Moderate

Treeline

Danger Ratings Low

Below Treeline

Danger Ratings Low

Alpine

Danger Ratings Moderate

Treeline

Danger Ratings Moderate

Below Treeline

Danger Ratings Low
Avoid uneven, shallow, and faceted areas. Try to find areas with consistent, deeper snow.

Weather Forecast

Some amount of snow and wind is coming, but models disagree on quantity. Windslabs may develop late Friday and on Saturday.

Snowpack Summary

Most regularly skied areas of Yoho have a deep snowpack that can bridge underlying problems. Isolated, shallow snowpack areas may still be triggered.

Avalanche Summary

No avalanches observed or reported.

Confidence

Track of incoming weather systems is uncertain

Problems

Deep Persistent Slabs

Deep Persistent Slabs

The weak Oct.26 facets and depth hoar at the base of the snowpack have a significant slab (50-130cm thick) sitting above them. The likelihood of triggering this layer has decreased, but if it does get triggered, the avalanche will be large in size.

Avoid thin, rocky or unsupported slopes.

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: Alpine.

Likelihood

Unlikely

Expected Size

1 - 3