Avalanche Forecast Sea to Sky

Date Issued: Valid Until:

Avalanche Canada shorton, Avalanche Canada

Avalanche Forecast

Sat Mar. 9th ยท 4:23PM

Alpine

Danger Ratings Low

Treeline

Danger Ratings Low

Below Treeline

Danger Ratings Low
Wind Slabs Wind Slabs

Alpine

Danger Ratings Moderate

Treeline

Danger Ratings Low

Below Treeline

Danger Ratings Low

Alpine

Danger Ratings Moderate

Treeline

Danger Ratings Moderate

Below Treeline

Danger Ratings Low
Normal cautions should guide you around lingering wind slabs and slopes being hit by strong sunshine.

Confidence

High -

Weather Forecast

SATURDAY NIGHT: Clear, light northeast wind, alpine temperatures drop to -10 C.SUNDAY: Sunny, light northwest wind, alpine high temperatures near -5 C, freezing level 1100 m.MONDAY: Snow starting in the afternoon with 5-10 cm by the evening, 30-50 km/h west wind, alpine high temperatures near -5 C, freezing level 700 m.TUESDAY: Snow continues in the morning and eases off in the afternoon, total accumulation of 10-25 cm over the course of the storm, light northwest wind, alpine high temperatures near -5 C, freezing level 1200 m.

Avalanche Summary

Over the past few days, several small (size 1) storm slab and loose dry avalanches were triggered naturally and by skiers within the recent snow.

Snowpack Summary

Around 10 to 20 cm of recent snow overlies a variety of surfaces, including wind-affected snow in exposed terrain at higher elevations, soft and faceted snow in shaded and sheltered areas, and a melt-freeze crust on steep southerly slopes. The middle and lower snowpack is well-settled.

Problems

Wind Slabs

Wind Slabs

Small pockets of wind slab may still be found in lee terrain features near ridges. Best to avoid south aspects during daytime warming, and watch your overhead exposure.

Use added caution on southerly slopes during periods of strong sun.Use caution in wind-loaded pockets, especially near ridge crests and roll-overs.

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.

Likelihood

Possible - Unlikely

Expected Size

1 - 1.5