New Hazelton, BC

British Columbia Canada

Forecast Point 1,053 ft • 55.2454, -127.5878

    Avalanche Forecast

    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.

    Avalanche Rating

    Moderate (2)

    Valid Thu Apr 18 4:00pm PDT 16 hours ago Until Fri Apr 19 4:00pm PDT

    Adjust your travel plans accordingly to the changing conditions of elevation and sun exposure at different times of the day.

    More Detail

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    Snowpack Discussion

    A melt-freeze crust exists on all sun-exposed slopes and all aspects up into the lower alpine. The crust is expected to quickly melt and break down with daytime warming. With no solid overnight freeze in the forecast, this crust may break down early in the day.

    Dry snow and isolated wind slabs may still exist on shady slopes in the high alpine.

    Cornices are large this time of year will likely become weak with daytime warming.

    A weak layer of faceted grains and/or surface hoar crystals may exist 40 to 80 cm deep in isolated areas; particularly northerly alpine slopes.

    Avalanche Activity

    Several loose wet avalanches (sizes 1 to 2) were observed near the Smithers area on steep sun-exposed slopes on Wednesday. A few small cornice failures were also observed on northerly alpine terrain. Similar avalanches remain possible during the heat of the day going forward.

    Observations have been limited recently, If you are headed into the backcountry, please consider sharing a MIN report.