Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Mar 25th, 2024 4:00PM

The alpine rating is low, the treeline rating is low, and the below treeline rating is low.

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The danger is low, but continue to evaluate the snowpack for signs of instability as you travel.Adjust your trip plan if you find conditions are not as forecast.




Avalanche Summary

A few loose wet avalanches were reported over the weekend during the warm sunny weather. With the forecast cooling trend, loose wet avalanches will be unlikely.

Whumpfing (a collapse of the buried weak layer), was reported by our field team at the Seaton area last Friday, indicating that persistent weak layers still exist in isolated areas.

Snowpack Summary

A thick melt-freeze crust sits on the surface in most areas, except for high north-facing alpine slopes where some soft dry snow may still exist.

At lower elevations, the surface crust may soften with warming during the day or the snowpack may be isothermal.

A weak layer of surface hoar is developing on the surface in shady areas at treeline and above.

A layer of weak, faceted crystals overlying a crust, remains a lingering concern for human triggering at upper elevations. In the east of the region, it is buried 30 to 60 cm, and in the west 50 to 100 cm.

Weather Summary

Monday Night

Mostly cloudy with a trace of new snow possible. 20 to 30 km/h west ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature drops to around -4 °C. Freezing level between 500 and 700 m.


Partly cloudy with 0 to 4 cm of new snow. 20 to 30 km/h west ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature around 0 °C. Freezing level rising to 1400 m.


Partly cloudy with 0 to 4 of new snow. 40 to 60 km/h southeast ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature around 0 °C. Freezing level rising to 1400 m.


A mix of sun and cloud. 20 to 30 km/h east ridgetop wind. Treeline temperature around -1 °C. Freezing level rising to 1100 m.

More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • When a thick, melt-freeze surface crust is present, avalanche activity is unlikely.
  • In areas where deep persistent slabs may exist, avoid shallow or variable depth snowpacks and unsupported terrain features.

Valid until: Mar 26th, 2024 4:00PM