Avalanche Forecast South Rockies

Date Issued: Valid Until:

Avalanche Canada jfloyer, Avalanche Canada

Avalanche Forecast

Fri Mar. 8th ยท 5:22PM

Alpine

Danger Ratings Low

Treeline

Danger Ratings Low

Below Treeline

Danger Ratings Low

Problems

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
Small loose wet avalanches may be noted on south-facing slopes. Slab avalanches are expected to be small and confined to aggressive terrain at this time.

Confidence

High -

Weather Forecast

FRIDAY NIGHT: No precipitation. Calm winds.SATURDAY: Dry and sunny. Daytime treeline temperatures around -3C. Calm.SUNDAY: Dry and sunny. Daytime treeline temperatures around -1C. Calm.MONDAY: Dry and sunny. Daytime treeline temperatures around 0C. Light southwesterly winds.

Avalanche Summary

No recent avalanche activity has been reported.

Snowpack Summary

Wind slabs will remain in the Alpine and possibly treeline areas but are likely to become hard to trigger.Cold temperatures have transformed most of the snowpack into weaker faceted snow with few if any distinct layers, with the exception of alpine terrain where hard wind slabs and wind pressed snow are found.In deep snowpack areas, you may find a slab sitting above a layer of facets and surface hoar that was buried in mid-January and is now 30-60 cm deep. The layer is most prominent in the Elk Valley between 1600 m and 1900 m, but no recent avalanche activity has been reported on this layer.

Problems