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12-Hr Snowfall High/Low Alerts Snow
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4/16
0" Clear
34°F
7,600ft
S 5mph
10mph
0%
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4/17
0" Sunny
52°F
7,600ft
S 5mph
10mph
0%
0" Clear
36°F
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10mph
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4/18
0" Mostly Sunny
47°F
7,700ft
NE 10mph
20mph
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0" Clear
29°F
6,000ft
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15mph
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4/19
0" Sunny
45°F
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10mph
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0" Partly Cloudy
33°F
6,800ft
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10mph
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4/20
0" Rain
44°F
6,600ft
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32°F
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Forecast Elev: 6,070ft Base Elev: 2,300ft Summit Elev: 9,840ft Updated: 2 hours ago
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Estimated at Friday Apr 16 @ 5:00am PDT
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Estimated on Fri Apr 16
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Mid-Mtn at Friday Apr 16 @ 10:01pm PDT
Snowfall estimates generated by OpenSnow. Base Depth estimates provided by NOAA.
Wedge Highway Cam - North
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Whistler Weather Cam At Alta Lake
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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.

Sea To Sky

Avalanche Canada

Avalanche Danger
Considerable (3)
Valid Friday, Apr 16th 4:00pm PDT 6 hours ago
Until Saturday, Apr 17th 4:00pm PDT

Start (and finish) your day early and avoid exposure to sun-exposed avalanche terrain. Look for high elevation north facing objectives without cornices overhead, and plan your egress route carefully.

Check out the Forecaster's Blog for more on managing spring conditions.

The snow surface may be a crust in some areas, but recent high overnight freezing levels may mean that the snow surface did not freeze in some places. Sunshine and warm temperatures are expected to quickly soften any crusts, resulting in a moist or wet snow surface.

On high elevation north aspects, soft snow or wind slabs may still be found. 

Cornices are large and looming along ridgelines. Their release is unpredictable, requiring a large berth if you're travelling above or below them. Sun and warm temperatures will increase the chances of cornice releases, especially when temperatures remain above zero overnight.

There have been several solar triggered wet loose avalanches reported in recent days, up to size 2.5, on solar aspects. There have also been a number of cornice failures reported over the past week.

Looking forward, wet loose avalanches and cornice failures are expected to continue with sun and warm temperatures. The likelihood and potential size of these increases when temperatures do not dip below freezing overnight, and avalanche activity will likely begin earlier in the day with each subsequent warm day.

Wind slabs may still be possible to trigger on high elevation north aspects.

To get the complete forecast with additional graphics and details, please view the Sea To Sky forecast provided by Avalanche Canada.