Avalanche Forecast Waterton Lakes National Park

Date Issued: Valid Until:

Parks Canada Tim Haggarty, Parks Canada

Avalanche Forecast

Fri Mar. 2nd ยท 5:54PM

Alpine

Danger Ratings Considerable

Treeline

Danger Ratings Considerable

Below Treeline

Danger Ratings Moderate
Wind Slabs Wind Slabs
Persistent Slabs Persistent Slabs

Alpine

Danger Ratings High

Treeline

Danger Ratings Considerable

Below Treeline

Danger Ratings Moderate

Alpine

Danger Ratings High

Treeline

Danger Ratings High

Below Treeline

Danger Ratings Considerable

Problems

Wind Slabs

Wind Slabs

Soft slabs are present on the lee sides of wind exposed features. With 60cm of recent storm snow available for transport and more snow to come, these slabs will continue to develop with Strong Westerly winds. Watch precip and warming trends.

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

Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.

Likelihood

Very Likely - Likely

Expected Size

1 - 2
Persistent Slabs

Persistent Slabs

Suncrusts and isolated pockets of surface hoar now down 50 to 80cm. With continued loading and forecast rise in freezing levels these slabs may become more active.

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

Elevations: All elevations.

Likelihood

Possible

Expected Size

1 - 3