Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Apr 23rd, 2024 4:00PM

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

Avalanche Canada RJ, Avalanche Canada


Even with cloud cover, it's best to avoid sun-exposed slopes during the heat of the day.




Avalanche Summary

Monday's Icefield patrol had great visibility. No new avalanches were observed from 1100 to 1300hrs. Sunday's Maligne-Bald Hills patrol noted no new avalanches but visibility was limited to below mountain tops.

Snowpack Summary

A surface crust exists up to 2200m all aspects. 5-10cm dry snow sits on a supportive crust that exist up to 2600m on all aspects, and to mountain top on solar slopes. Strong upper and mid-pack, supportive to skis and boots. Lower snowpack consists of basal depth hoar.

Weather Summary

Mountain Weather Forecast is available at Avalanche Canada


Mainly cloudy with isolated flurries. Ridge wind southwest: 15-35 km/h. Freezing level: 2300m.


Cloudy with sunny periods and isolated flurries. Mostly light ridge wind occasionally gusting to 40 km/h. Freezing level: 2100m.


Flurries (12 cm). Ridge wind east: 10-25 km/h. Freezing level: 2200m.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • Avoid steep slopes when air temperatures are warm, or solar radiation is strong.
  • Cornices become weak with daytime heating.
  • Avoid travelling on slopes below cornices.


Loose Wet

An icon showing Loose Wet

This problem is unreactive in the morning and increases sensitivity with afternoon warmth and sun. It is critical to evaluate the degree of overnight freeze and relate it to how quickly this problem can activate during the day.

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: All elevations.



Expected Size

1 - 1.5

Valid until: Apr 24th, 2024 4:00PM