Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Apr 10th, 2023 4:00PM

The alpine rating is considerable, the treeline rating is considerable, and the below treeline rating is considerable. Known problems include Loose Wet and Wind Slabs.

Avalanche Canada BM, Avalanche Canada


Freezing levels have remained high for the past 48 hrs, travel on skis is currently very difficult with unsupportive wet snow. Wet loose avalanches may still be reactive Tuesday morning before the temperature drops over the day and decreases the hazard.




Avalanche Summary

Numerous wet loose avalanches up to size 2.5 were observed on Monday from steep terrain and on all aspects.

Snowpack Summary

10 mm of rain at all elevations on Monday resulting in moist snow. The January melt freeze crust is buried 60-100cm. Alpine and Treeline midpack is well settled and overlies basal facets and depth hoar. Below treeline now moist to ground.

Weather Summary


Up to 10 mm precip, initially falling as rain, snow possible later in the day. Alpine high of 2°C, moderate to strong SW winds.


Mix of sun and cloud with some flurries, alpine high of -3°C. Moderate SW winds.


Light snow, up to 10 cm possible. Light winds, alpine high of -2°C.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • The more the snow feels like a slurpy, the more likely loose wet avalanches will become.
  • Minimize overhead exposure; avalanches triggered by warming or cornice fall may be large and destructive.


Loose Wet

An icon showing Loose Wet

Reactivity will decrease as temperatures drop through the day.

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: All elevations.



Expected Size

1 - 2

Wind Slabs

An icon showing Wind Slabs

Alpine wind slabs may develop if freezing levels drop early in the day and the incoming precipitation falls as snow.

Aspects: North, North East, East, South East, North West.

Elevations: Alpine.



Expected Size

1 - 1.5

Valid until: Apr 13th, 2023 4:00PM