Issued: Jan 22nd, 2024 4:00PM
The alpine rating is Wind Slabs., the treeline rating is , and the below treeline rating is Known problems include
Be on the lookout for fresh wind slabs, that may be sitting atop a layer of weak faceted surfaces.
No recent avalanches have been reported.
If you go out in the backcountry, please consider sharing your observations on the Mountain Information Network (MIN).
Recent snow has accumulated over previously faceted and wind-affected surfaces. Expect the current southwest wind to continue to transport the new snow into lee terrain.
At treeline and below the mid-snowpack contains a weak layer of facets over a crust.
Below, the lower snowpack contains a series of crusts and faceted snow.
Cloudy with trace snow amounts, southwest alpine winds 30 to 50 km/h, treeline temperature -4 °C.
Cloudy with no precipitation, west alpine winds 30 to 50 km/h, treeline temperature -4 °C.
Mix of sun and cloud with no precipitation, southwest alpine winds 30 to 40 km/h, treeline temperature -5 °C.
Mix of sun and cloud with no precipitation, west alpine winds 20 to 40 km/h, treeline temperature -5 °C.
More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.
Terrain and Travel Advice
- Watch for newly formed and reactive wind slabs as you transition into wind affected terrain.
- Approach lee and cross-loaded slopes with caution.
New snow, accompanied by southwest winds is promoting fresh wind slab development on top of previously faceted surfaces.
Aspects: North, North East, East, South East, North West.
Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.
Valid until: Jan 23rd, 2024 4:00PM