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

    Low (1)

    Valid Wed Apr 17 4:00pm PDT 16 hours ago Until Thu Apr 18 4:00pm PDT

    Expect the upper snowpack to deteriorate and become reactive with daytime warming and solar effects.

    Isolated wind slabs may persist at high elevations where a surface crust does not exist.

    More Detail

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

    Snowpack Discussion

    Recent snowfall has buried a variety of melt-freeze crusts, existing on all but north-facing alpine terrain.

    Anticipate a weak, breakable surface crust to form overnight at lower elevations and south-facing terrain. North-facing terrain at the treeline and above should remain largely dry and powdery.

    Surface snow will deteriorate and become moist throughout the day with daytime warming and strong solar effects.

    Avalanche Activity

    No recent avalanche activity has been reported.

    Despite the low danger rating, the likelihood of triggering an avalanche will increase throughout the day with warming and strong solar radiation expected.

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