Issued: Jan 6th, 2024 4:00PM
The alpine rating is Storm Slabs., the treeline rating is , and the below treeline rating is Known problems include
Fresh snow may not bond well to the crust below. And also just barely cover lower elevation hazards.
No recent avalanches have been reported.
If you head into the backcountry by any method of travel, please consider submitting observations and/or photos on the Mountain Information Network.
30-50 cm of fresh snow accumulated by Saturday morning. Remote telemetry stations recorded over 100mm/60cm in 24 hours!
Recent snow covers a crust and well-settled snowpack in the alpine and upper treeline. Strong SW wind may have redistributed loose snow to lee features. This recent storm has brought winter to the North Shore Mountains, however, lower-elevation areas may remain below the threshold for avalanches.
Partly cloudy with no precipitation. Northwest ridgetop wind to 20 km/h. Treeline low around -8 °C.
Mostly sunny with no precipitation. Northwest ridgetop 5-15 km/h. Treeline low around -6 °C.Monday
A mix of sun and clouds. No precipitation. Increasing southwest ridgetop wind. Treeline low around -5 °C.Tuesday
Snowing, 30-70 cm starting late Monday. Strong southwest ridgetop wind. Treeline low around -2 °C.
More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.
Terrain and Travel Advice
- Be especially cautious as you transition into wind affected terrain.
- Closely monitor how the new snow is bonding to the crust.
- Be aware of the potential for loose avalanches in steep terrain where snow hasn't formed a slab.
The recent dumping of new snow may need more time to settle and bond. Reactive snow may linger around ridges or in steep start zones. At lower elevations, the snowpack decreases to below the threshold for avalanches.
Aspects: All aspects.
Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.
Valid until: Jan 7th, 2024 4:00PM