Avalanche Forecast Sea to Sky

Date Issued: Valid Until:

Avalanche Canada mconlan, Avalanche Canada

Avalanche Forecast

Fri Mar. 8th ยท 3:54PM

Alpine

Danger Ratings Low

Treeline

Danger Ratings Low

Below Treeline

Danger Ratings Low

Problems

Wind Slabs Wind Slabs

Alpine

Danger Ratings Low

Treeline

Danger Ratings Low

Below Treeline

Danger Ratings Low

Alpine

Danger Ratings Low

Treeline

Danger Ratings Low

Below Treeline

Danger Ratings Low
Continue to apply your typical safe-travel strategies. Small wind slabs may exist at higher elevations. Also use caution on southerly aspects as the sun warms the snowpack over the day.

Confidence

High -

Weather Forecast

FRIDAY NIGHT: Clear skies, light northeast wind, alpine temperature -12 C.SATURDAY: Clear skies, light northeast wind, alpine temperature -11 C, freezing level 1000 m.SUNDAY: Clear skies, light northwest wind, alpine temperature -9 C, freezing level 1200 m.MONDAY: Cloudy with light snowfall, accumulation 5 cm, light to moderate southwest wind, alpine temperature -7 C, freezing level 1200 m.

Avalanche Summary

Numerous small storm slab and loose dry avalanches were triggered naturally, by skiers, and explosives on Thursday 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 caution in wind-loaded pockets, especially near ridge crests and roll-overs.Use added caution on southerly slopes during periods of strong sun.

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.

Likelihood

Possible - Unlikely

Expected Size

1 - 1.5