Avalanche Forecast Sea to Sky

Date Issued: Valid Until:

Avalanche Canada mbender, Avalanche Canada

Avalanche Forecast

Fri Apr. 26th ยท 3:48PM

Alpine

Danger Ratings Low

Treeline

Danger Ratings Low

Below Treeline

Danger Ratings Low
Loose Wet Loose Wet

Alpine

Danger Ratings Moderate

Treeline

Danger Ratings Moderate

Below Treeline

Danger Ratings Low

Alpine

Danger Ratings Moderate

Treeline

Danger Ratings Moderate

Below Treeline

Danger Ratings Low

Last Avalanche Forecast for the season. For additional information check out our Spring Conditions page at: https://goo.gl/cpx8Dq

Confidence

Low - Due to the number of field observations

Weather Forecast

SATURDAY: Mix of sun and cloud. Alpine temperatures near -2 and freezing levels 1500 m. Ridgetop wind moderate from the west.

SUNDAY: Mainly sunny. Alpine temperatures near -1 and freezing levels 1700 m. Ridgetop wind light northeast.

MONDAY: Mainly sunny. Alpine temperatures near 1 and freezing levels 2000 m. Ridgetop wind light northeast.

Avalanche Summary

No recent avalanche observations have been reported.

Snowpack Summary

In the alpine, up to 10 cm cold wind-affected snow is holding onto northerly aspects. Southerly winds have produced isolated wind slabs around ridges and in the immediate lee of slopes in the alpine. Cornices have been failing recently.

A crust is found on solar alpine slopes and all aspects below. Warm overnight temperatures are preventing strong crust recovery as you lose elevation. Expect thin surface crusts to break down quickly with daytime warming and rain. Below treeline the snowpack is saturated and rapidly melting.

Problems

Loose Wet

Loose Wet

The likelihood of loose wet avalanches will depend on the extent of overnight crust recovery and the pace at which the warms and rains through the day.

  • Cornices are reported to be touchy. Give a wide berth when travelling on or below ridges.
  • Avoid terrain traps such as cliffs and gullies that increase the consequence of small avalanches.

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

Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.

Likelihood

Possible

Expected Size

1 - 1.5