Normal cautions should guide you around lingering wind slabs and slopes being hit by strong sunshine. Look forward to a light refresh of new snow on Sunday night.
Thursday night: Mainly clear. Light west or northwest winds.Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. Light northwest winds. Alpine high temperatures around -9.Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. Light west winds. Alpine high temperatures around -9.Sunday: Increasingly cloudy with flurries bringing a trace of new snow by end of day, increasing overnight. Light to moderate south to southwest winds, increasing over the day and overnight. Alpine high temperatures around -6.
A size 1.5 windslab was triggered on a lee slope in the north of the region on Tuesday. It released on the weaker facets below the wind affected snow. A few thin (size 1) wind slabs were observed on Saturday, as well as numerous loose dry avalanches.
Open areas at upper elevations are likely wind affected, while pockets of soft snow can be found in sheltered and shaded areas. Sun crusts exist on south-facing slopes. In some sheltered areas, 20-50 cm of recent snow may sit on facets (sugary snow) or surface hoar (feathery crystals), but no recent activity has been reported on these layers.In the south of the region, the lower snowpack is generally strong.