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 Sun Apr 14 4:00pm PDT 12 hours ago Until Mon Apr 15 4:00pm PDT

    Triggering slab avalanches in the alpine remains possible, especially on steep or convex slopes.

    Avoid steep, rocky, and wind affected areas where triggering slabs is more likely.

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    Snowpack Discussion

    High freezing levels and strong solar radiation have created moist snow on all aspects and elevations.

    Up to 40 cm of recent snow has settled rapidly with intense solar radiation and warm temperatures.

    Lingering slabs may still be reactive in the alpine, especially on steep or convex terrain features.

    A series of crusts exist in the upper snowpack.

    Expect difficult travel at lower elevations with thin snow coverage.

    Avalanche Activity

    A naturally triggered size 2.5 persistent slab avalanche was reported on an east aspect in the alpine on Saturday. The slab failed on the crust below the most recent storm snow. It was in steep, rocky, wind affected terrain below an alpine ridgetop.

    Additionally, numerous naturally triggered wet loose avalanches up to size 2.5 were reported on sunny aspects.