Avalanche Forecasts are for use by experienced backcountry travelers in uncontrolled sidecountry and backcountry terrain. These forecasts and conditions do not apply to open, in-bounds terrain at ski resorts, which is subject to avalanche control by local resort ski patrol.
Continue to be conservative with terrain choice.
Storm snow and buried weak layers remain primed for human triggering at higher elevations.
The recent 30-50 cm of storm snow has likely been redistributed into deeper deposits on north and east facing slopes at higher elevations. This sits over a rain crust that has been observed up to 1800-2200 m throughout this region.
A concerning layer of surface hoar is now buried 60-90 cm deep. A widespread natural cycle may have destroyed this layer in steep features but it likely still lingers unaffected features.
The lower snowpack is a mix of rounded and faceted grains. A hard crust may be found near the ground.
Treeline snowpack depths are variable and generally range between 60 and 100 cm. Snowpack tapers rapidly as you move lower in elevation.
Natural and human triggered avalanche activity has tapered off. Recent reports in nearby regions include remotely triggered avalanches on the buried surface hoar layer. Whumpfing has been observed throughout this region - this is a sure sign of instability on a buried weak layer!
Human triggered avalanches are still possible at higher elevations, where slabs sit over the weak surface hoar.