Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Feb 5th, 2024 2:30PM

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

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Windslabs could still be reactive to skiers. With good weather on the way, if you're planning to increase the scope of your objectives, be sure to assess the snow conditions before committing yourself.




Avalanche Summary

No new avalanche was reported or observed.

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Snowpack Summary

Windslabs continue to form on south to west-facing slopes, where snow is available for transport. The height of the snowpack is extremely variable in the alpine and at treeline, depending on elevation and slope.

In sheltered areas, 15 to 25 cm of light snow covers a consolidated snow interface which rest over the December 30 combo of facets and crust. Facets are developing at the base of the snowpack.

Weather Summary

Synopsis: A high-pressure system will settle over the Chic-Chocs from Tuesday, bringing us rather sunny weather with comfortable temperatures until Friday.

Monday evening and night: Cloudy. Wind 30 to 40 km/h from the northeast. Minimum -11C.

Tuesday: Clear in the morning. Wind 20 to 30 km/h from the northeast. High -6.

Wednesday: Alternating sun and clouds. Wind 10 to 20 km/h from the west. High -4.

Thursday: Alternating sun and cloud. Wind 10 to 20 km/h from the west. High -3.

For more details, check out the most recent alpine weather forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • Wind slabs are most reactive during their formation.
  • Be careful with wind slabs, especially in steep, unsupported and/or convex terrain features.
  • Be cautious of buried obstacles especially below treeline.


Wind Slabs

An icon showing Wind Slabs

The moderate north-easterly wind continues to create windslabs in the alpine and at treeline. Where snow is still available for transport, we can expect to encounter reactive windslabs in start zones, under convexities and in cross-loading zones. Windslabs rest on facets, making them more sensitive to triggering.

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

Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.


Possible - Likely

Expected Size

1 - 2

Valid until: Feb 6th, 2024 3:00PM