Low - Due to the number of field observations
Friday night: Cloudy with clear periods. No new snow.Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. Light northwest winds. Alpine high temperatures around -7.Sunday: Mainly sunny. Light to moderate southwest winds. Alpine high temperatures around -4.Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. Strong southwest winds. Alpine high temperatures increasing to around 0 as freezing levels rise to 2500 metres.
No new avalanches have been reported in the region. A Mountain Information Network post from Monday details a large (size 2) skier-triggered wind slab in a steeper wind-loaded feature in the alpine in the Mause Creek area in the west of the region. The slab had a depth of 25-40 cm and featured a 50 m wide crown fracture line.
Light snowfall over Thursday buried a widespread layer of weak, feathery surface hoar crystals with about 5-10 cm of new snow. Below the surface hoar, the new snow has also buried pockets of recently reactive wind slab in wind-exposed terrain at treeline and above. This wind-affected layer sits above a complex of late-October and early-November melt-freeze crusts and facets found at the base of the snowpack at treeline and above. Snowpack depths taper quickly as elevation decreases and snow depths below treeline generally remain below threshold depth for avalanching.