Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Apr 13th, 2024 4:00PM

The alpine rating is moderate, the treeline rating is moderate, and the below treeline rating is low. Known problems include Loose Wet and Wind Slabs.

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Keep your head up and avoid exposure to overhead hazard while the solar input is strong.

Daytime warming and solar input will keep the avalanche hazard elevated.




Avalanche Summary

We haven't recieved any reports of avalanches in the past few days but observations are limited this time of year.

Please consider submitting to the Mountain Information Network if you are getting out in the backcountry.

Snowpack Summary

Dry snow may still be found on high north facing terrain. This is also where wind slabs may be found. The snow surface will likely become moist on all other slopes.

The remainder of the snowpack is strong.

There is insufficient snow to form avalanches for most below treeline elevations.

Weather Summary

Saturday Night

Clear skies. 5 to 15 km/h west alpine wind. Freezing level around 2500 m.


A mix of sun and cloud. 5 to 15 km/h west alpine wind. Freezing level around 2500 m.


A mix of sun and cloud with trace amounts of new snow.  15 to 30 km/h northwest alpine wind. Treeline temperature -1°C.


Mostly sunny. 15 to 25 km/h north alpine wind. Freezing level rising to 1400 m.

More details can be found in the Mountain Weather Forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • As surface loses cohesion due to melting, loose wet avalanches become common in steeper terrain.
  • Pay attention to cornices and give them a wide berth when traveling on or below ridges.
  • Carefully evaluate steep lines for wind slabs.
  • When a thick, melt-freeze surface crust is present, avalanche activity is unlikely.


Loose Wet

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Warming-relating problems such as loose wet avalanches, wet slabs, and cornice falls are possible this weekend with intense warming. Watch your overhead exposure and use particular caution during the heat of the day when the sun is out.

Aspects: All aspects.

Elevations: Alpine, Treeline.



Expected Size

1 - 2

Wind Slabs

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Wind slabs may be found near mountain tops. Assess for slabs in steep northerly terrain near ridges before committing yourself.

Aspects: North, North East, East, North West.

Elevations: Alpine.



Expected Size

1 - 2

Valid until: Apr 14th, 2024 4:00PM