Avalanche Forecast Waterton Lakes National Park

Date Issued: Valid Until:

Parks Canada brent kozachenko, Parks Canada

Avalanche Forecast

Fri Jan. 27th ยท 4:00PM

Alpine

Danger Ratings Considerable

Treeline

Danger Ratings Moderate

Below Treeline

Danger Ratings Low
Storm Slabs Storm Slabs
Persistent Slabs Persistent Slabs

Alpine

Danger Ratings Considerable

Treeline

Danger Ratings Considerable

Below Treeline

Danger Ratings Moderate

Alpine

Danger Ratings Considerable

Treeline

Danger Ratings Considerable

Below Treeline

Danger Ratings Moderate

Problems

Storm Slabs

Storm Slabs

Continuing light storm snow has been hammered by strong westerly winds. Surface slabs to 25cms or thicker have formed on north and easterly facing slopes and other lee terrain features. Expect deeper slabs and touchier conditions in the alpine

Aspects: North, North East, East, South East.

Elevations: All elevations.

Likelihood

Possible

Expected Size

1 - 2
Persistent Slabs

Persistent Slabs

Previously deposited slabs on north and easterly facing terrain are sitting on a variety of potentially weak crystals and hard crusts. Cornice failures or other larger loads may trigger a deeper release in these layers.

Aspects: North, North East, East, South East, South.

Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.

Likelihood

Possible - Unlikely

Expected Size

1 - 3