Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Apr 3rd, 2024 4:00PM

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

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Start in mellow terrain, and check if the fresh snow is sticking to the old surface.

Human triggered avalanches are more likely where the snow is deeper.




Avalanche Summary

No new avalanches have been reported.

If you are getting out in the backcountry, consider making a post on the MIN (Mountain Information Network).

Snowpack Summary

20-45 cm of fresh snow covers another 15-30 cm of soft, settling snow above 1500 m. Below that is a hard, frozen crust on all aspects and elevations, except on north facing slopes over 2000 m, where you'll find old, dense, wind-affected snow.

Below 1500 m, moist surfaces will start to get crusty or covered by snow as the freezing level drops.

A layer of weak faceted snow above a hard crust that formed in early February is buried about 50 to 120 cm deep. This layer is generally getting stronger, and is shielded by crusts above it. It has not produced any recent avalanches.

Weather Summary

Wednesday Night

Cloudy. Light snow 1 - 5 cm expected. Light to moderate southwest ridgetop wind. Freezing level dropping to valley bottom. Treeline low around -6 °C.


Mostly cloudy. 1-5 cm of snow expected to near valley bottom. Light west or southwest ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature around -1 °C.


Mostly cloudy. 1-2 cm of snow expected. Light northeast ridgetop wind. Treeline high around -1 °C.


Mostly sunny. No new snow expected. Light northeast ridgetop wind. Treeline high around 0 °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.
  • Choose simple, low-angle, well supported terrain without convexities.
  • Watch for unstable snow on specific terrain features, especially when the snow is moist or wet.


Storm Slabs

An icon showing Storm Slabs

Recent new snow requires additional time to settle and bond with the rest of the snowpack. Rider triggered avalanches are likely anywhere that you find 25 cm or more of fresh snow.

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: All elevations.



Expected Size

1 - 2.5

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