Use this page to view archived advisories. The table below shows the overall danger rating and the bottom line for the 20 most recent advisories. Click on the time and date link above each danger rating icon to view the full advisory for that day. Use the date chooser or the pager at the bottom to scroll through the older advisories.

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Click here to see the full advisory for 2018-02-05
February 5, 2018 at 7:13

Mid-Season Conditions Update 2/5: An unprecedented lack of snow and warm temperatures has made it difficult times if you enjoy sliding on snow this season.  We'll have another week of little to no snow in the forecast.  Below is a summary of the state of the backcountry.  Hopefully we'll see a weather pattern shift as we head into February and March!

Click here to see the full advisory for 2018-01-30
January 30, 2018 at 6:10

Mid-Season Conditions Update: An unprecedented lack of snow and warm temperatures has made it difficult times if you enjoy sliding on snow this season.  The long-term outlook isn't looking all that promising for the next two weeks.  A deeper snowpack exists above treeline where we have slab/weak layer combinations and weak and fragile depth hoar on or near the ground.   If heading into the mountains be aware of slopes that contain these stronger slab layers with weak faceted snow beneath.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2018-01-29
January 29, 2018 at 5:49

MODERATE avalanche danger continues to exist above treeline on NW to E aspects due to persistent slab avalanches.  It's on these slopes that you can find a weak and fragile snowpack with slab/weak layer combinations hoar.  LOW avalanche danger exists near and below treeline, where limited snow exists that's mostly facets. Pay attention to signs of instability and evaluate snow and terrain on a slope by slope basis to identify areas of concern.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2018-01-28
January 28, 2018 at 6:03

Avalanche danger is MODERATE above treeline.  Human triggered persistent slab avalanches are possible on NW through E aspects where very poor snowpack structure exists.  Avalanches are unlikely near treeline, through pockets of unstable snow may exist on isolated terrain features.  Generally safe avalanche conditions exist below treeline, due to lack of snow. Pay attention to signs of instability and evaluate snow and terrain on a slope by slope basis to identify areas of concern.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2018-01-27
January 27, 2018 at 6:03

Avalanche danger is MODERATE near and above treeline, where human triggered persistent slab avalanches are possible.   Poor snowpack structure exists on NW through E aspects after the most recent (1/21) storm capped facets or preexisting persistent slabs with over a foot of snow.  Generally safe avalanche conditions exist below treeline, where there is not enough snow to avalanche. Pay attention to signs of instability and evaluate snow and terrain on a slope by slope basis to identify areas of concern.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2018-01-26
January 26, 2018 at 5:52

Human triggered persistent slab avalanches remain possible today.  MODERATE avalanche danger exists near and above treeline on north to east aspects where a poor snowpack structure exists.  Below treeline, there is not enough to avalanche. The snow from Sunday 1/21 is resting on top of fragile depth hoar near the ground and at higher elevations a deeper weak snowpack. Pay attention to signs of instability like shooting cracks and whumpfing. Evaluate snow and terrain carefully, identifying areas of concern.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2018-01-25
January 25, 2018 at 5:58

MODERATE avalanche danger continues to exist near and above treeline due to persistent slab avalanches.  Triggering an avalanche remains possible.  We have a poor snowpack structure on northwest to east aspects where fragile depth hoar has a cohesive slab sitting on top. Evaluate snow and terrain carefully, and avoid travel in areas of concern.  Pay attention to obvious signs of instability like shooting cracks and whumpfing.  Even a small avalanche can be tragic today.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2018-01-24
January 24, 2018 at 5:53

Avalanche danger today is MODERATE near treeline and above, where heightened avalanche conditions exist on specific terrain features.  Human triggered wind slab and persistent slab avalanches remain possible after a weekend storm added 10-18" of new snow to our weak and highly variable snowpack.  Evaluate snow and terrain carefully, and avoid travel in areas of concern.  

Click here to see the full advisory for 2018-01-23
January 23, 2018 at 6:02

Avalanche danger is MODERATE near treeline and above, where human triggered wind slab and persistent slab avalanches remain possible.  A much needed storm over the weekend brought moderate winds and 10 to 18 inches of new snow to our thin and variable snowpack.  Evaluate snow and terrain carefully and make a plan to avoid areas where these avalanche problems may exist.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2018-01-22
January 22, 2018 at 5:52

Human triggered storm slab and persistent slab avalanche remain possible today as MODERATE avalanche danger exists at all elevations.  A much needed storm has brought 10 to 18 inches of new snow that will test our weak thin snowpack.  Evaluate snow and terrain carefully and make a plan to avoid areas where these avalanche problems may exist.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2018-01-21
January 21, 2018 at 5:59

MODERATE avalanche danger exists at all elevations due to storm slab and persistent slab avalanches. Human triggered avalanches are possible.  This is the first major storm of the season, providing the first real test to our weak, thin snowpack. If we see the upper end of the forecasted snow amounts, expect avalanche danger to rise throughout the day.  Evaluate snow and terrain carefully, identify features of concern.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2018-01-20
January 20, 2018 at 5:55

The avalanche danger continues to remain LOW. Triggering an avalanche today remains unlikely.  Watch for areas of unstable snow that can be found on higher elevation north aspects where you find a poor snowpack structure of slab/weak layer combinations. Evaluate the terrain and snowpack while traveling in the backcountry to identify where these isolated areas of unstable snow may still exist.  

Click here to see the full advisory for 2018-01-19
January 19, 2018 at 5:45

The avalanche danger continues to remain LOW. Triggering an avalanche today remains unlikely.  Watch for areas of unstable snow that can be found on higher elevation north aspects where you find a poor snowpack structure of slab/weak layer combinations. Evaluate the terrain and snowpack while traveling in the backcountry to identify where these isolated areas of unstable snow may still exist.  

Click here to see the full advisory for 2018-01-18
January 18, 2018 at 5:45

The avalanche danger continues to remain LOW. Triggering an avalanche today remains unlikely.  Watch for areas of unstable snow that can be found on higher elevation north aspects where you find a poor snowpack structure of slab/weak layer combinations. Evaluate the terrain and snowpack while traveling in the backcountry to identify where these isolated areas of unstable snow may still exist.  

Click here to see the full advisory for 2018-01-17
January 17, 2018 at 5:29

The avalanche danger remains LOW. Triggering an avalanche remains unlikely.  Watch for areas of unstable snow that can be found on higher elevation north aspects where you find a poor snowpack structure of slab/weak layer combinations. Evaluate the terrain and snowpack while traveling in the backcountry to identify where these isolated areas of unstable snow may still exist.  

Click here to see the full advisory for 2018-01-16
January 16, 2018 at 5:14

LOW avalanche danger exists at all elevations.  Human triggered avalanches are unlikely but not impossible.  Areas of unstable snow can be found on higher elevation north aspects where you find a poor snowpack structure of slab/weak layer combinations. Evaluate the terrain and snowpack while traveling in the backcountry to identify where these isolated areas of unstable snow may still exist.  

Click here to see the full advisory for 2018-01-15
January 15, 2018 at 5:34

Avalanche danger is LOW at all elevations today.  Human triggered avalanches are unlikely, though any avalanche danger that does exist can be found on isolated steep, north facing slopes above treeline where there is persistent slab instability.  Near and below treeline, we still lack the snow coverage to warrant concern for avalanches.  

Click here to see the full advisory for 2018-01-14
January 14, 2018 at 5:48

MODERATE avalanche danger continues above treeline today, where incremental loading has stressed our very weak snowpack.  Human triggered avalanches are possible on isolated slopes where persistent slab instability exists.  There is LOW avalanche danger near and below treeline, where we don't have enough snow to avalanche.  It is important to identify features of concern and evaluate terrain carefully above treeline.  

Click here to see the full advisory for 2018-01-13
January 13, 2018 at 5:24

MODERATE avalanche danger exists above treeline today, where incremental loading has stressed our very weak snowpack.  Human triggered avalanches are possible on isolated slopes where persistent slab instability exists.  There is LOW avalanche danger near and below treeline, where we don't have enough snow to avalanche.  It is important to identify features of concern and evaluate terrain carefully above treeline.  

Click here to see the full advisory for 2018-01-12
January 12, 2018 at 5:30

MODERATE avalanche danger exists above treeline where our very weak snowpack is being stressed by incremental loading. Human triggered persistent slab avalanches are possible today.   Isolated slopes above 11,000' on northerly aspects have slab/weak layer combinations that can fail on the ground.  LOW danger exists near and below treeline where we don't have enough snow to avalanche. Evaluate snow and terrain carefully, identifying areas of concern. 

Click here to see the full advisory for 2018-01-11
January 11, 2018 at 5:11

LOW avalanche danger exists at all elevations.  LOW danger does not mean no danger and unstable snow may still linger on isolated terrain features.  Small avalanches could still occur in areas above 11,000' on north aspects where surface slabs have formed on our existing weak snowpack.  Evaluate the terrain and snowpack while traveling in the backcountry to identify where these isolated areas of unstable snow may still exist.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2018-01-10
January 10, 2018 at 5:58

Avalanche danger will start as LOW and rise to MODERATE today above treeline.  Human triggered wind slab avalanches are possible today. If the forecast verifies, up to 8" of snow and moderate to strong winds will create wind slabs above treeline.  The most suspect areas will be where snow is already on the ground.  These areas are found on northerly aspects above 11,000'.  It's a good idea to evaluate the snowpack for faceted weak layers under the new snow.   

Click here to see the full advisory for 2018-01-09
January 9, 2018 at 5:48

LOW avalanche danger exists at all elevations today.  Normal caution while traveling in the backcountry today is advised.  Be aware of areas of deeper snow above 11,000' on northerly aspects, where it's possible to find surface slabs atop weak faceted snow

Click here to see the full advisory for 2018-01-08
January 8, 2018 at 5:34

LOW avalanche danger exists at all elevations today.  Continue to use normal caution while traveling in the backcountry today.  Be wary of areas of deeper snow above 11,000' on northerly aspects, where its possible to find surface slabs above weak faceted snow

Click here to see the full advisory for 2018-01-07
January 7, 2018 at 5:27

LOW avalanche danger exists at all elevations today.  Continue to use normal caution while traveling in the backcountry today.  Be wary of areas of deeper snow above 11,000' on northerly aspects, where its possible to find surface slabs above weak faceted snow

Click here to see the full advisory for 2018-01-06
January 6, 2018 at 5:42

Avalanche danger continues to be LOW at all elevations.  Use normal caution while traveling in the backcountry today.  Watch for areas of deeper snow above 11,000' on northerly aspects, where it's still possible to find firm surface slabs resting on top of weak faceted snow.  

Click here to see the full advisory for 2018-01-05
January 5, 2018 at 5:51

Avalanche danger continues to be LOW at all elevations.  Use normal caution while traveling in the backcountry today.  Watch for areas of deeper snow above 11,000' on northerly aspects, where it's still possible to find firm surface slabs resting on top of weak faceted snow.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2018-01-04
January 4, 2018 at 5:25

Avalanche danger continues to be LOW at all elevations.  Use normal caution when traveling in the backcountry today. Watch for areas of deeper snow above 11,000' on northerly aspects where it's still possible to find stiff surface slabs resting on top of weak faceted snow.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2018-01-03
January 3, 2018 at 5:39

Another day of LOW avalanche danger for our mountains.  It is unlikely that you will trigger a dangerous avalanche as most slopes do not contain enough snow. Isolated pockets of deeper snow exists on northwest through northeast aspects above 11,000'.  Use caution if you find yourself in wind drifted snow, with stiff surface slabs that are able to support your weight.  In most cases these slabs are on top of weak faceted snow.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2018-01-02
January 2, 2018 at 5:35

Avalanche danger is LOW today at all elevations.  Discontinuous snow exists on north aspects above 11,000'.  If traveling in this terrain be aware of small isolated wind slabs on top of weaker snow.  Normal caution while traveling in the backcountry is advised.  

Click here to see the full advisory for 2018-01-01
January 1, 2018 at 6:23

Avalanche danger is LOW today at all elevations.  Snow is confined to north aspects above 11,000'.  If traveling in this terrain be aware of small isolated wind slabs on top of weaker snow.  Normal caution while traveling in the backcountry is advised.  

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-12-31
December 31, 2017 at 5:24

Avalanche danger is LOW today at all elevations.  Snow is confined to north aspects above 11,000'.  If traveling in this terrain be aware of small isolated wind slabs on top of weaker snow.  Normal caution while traveling in the backcountry is advised.  

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-12-30
December 30, 2017 at 5:35

Avalanche danger is LOW today at all elevations. Normal caution is advised as triggering an avalanche is unlikely. Snow is confined to north aspects above 11,000'.  If traveling in this terrain be aware of small isolated wind slabs on top of weaker snow.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-12-29
December 29, 2017 at 5:28

LOW avalanche danger continues throughout the forecast area at all elevations today.  Triggering an avalanche is unlikely. Continue to use normal caution when traveling in the backcountry.  Snow is confined to north aspects above 11,000'.  If traveling in this terrain be aware of small isolated wind slabs on top of weaker snow.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-12-28
December 28, 2017 at 5:50

The avalanche danger remains LOW across the forecast area.  Any semblance of a snowpack is found on north aspects above 11,000' . Continue to use normal caution when traveling in the backcountry.  Watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features especially in areas where small stubborn wind slabs exist on top of weaker snow.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-12-27
December 27, 2017 at 5:17

LOW avalanche danger continues for all aspects and elevations.  Human triggered avalanches are unlikely and normal caution while traveling in the backcountry is advised.   

 

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-12-26
December 26, 2017 at 5:17

Avalanche danger is LOW for all aspects and elevations.  Human triggered avalanches are unlikely,  though isolated windslabs exist above treeline.  Normal caution while traveling in the backcountry is advised.   

 

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-12-25
December 25, 2017 at 5:51

Avalanche danger is low for all elevations and aspects.  LOW danger does not mean NO danger. Human triggered avalanches are unlikely, though isolated wind slabs exist above treeline.  It is still important to follow safe travel protocols when in and around avalanche terrain.  

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-12-24
December 24, 2017 at 5:26

Avalanche danger is low for all elevations and aspectsA LOW danger does not mean NO danger. Small wind slabs exist above treeline with human triggering unlikely. You should still follow safe travel protocols when in and around avalanche terrain.  

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-12-23
December 23, 2017 at 5:57

Moderate avalanche danger exists today above treeline due to wind slab avalanches.  Recent snow and moderate to strong west winds last night and today will make human trigged wind slab avalanches possible today.  Low avalanche danger exists near and below treeline.  Evaluate the snowpack and terrain carefully. Identify and avoid areas where wind slabs may exist

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-12-22
December 22, 2017 at 6:18

Moderate avalanche danger exists today near and above treeline due to storm slab and isolated persistent slab avalanche problems.  Below treeline avalanche danger is low. Human triggered avalanche remain possible today.  Evaluate snow and terrain carefully; identifying areas where avalanche problems exist.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-12-21
December 21, 2017 at 6:51

Early Season Snowpack Update 6:  1 to 3" of snow is forecasted throughout the day.  Strong SW winds will transport available snow onto the leeward sides of slopes. Avalanche danger is currently low but could rise during the day into tonight near and above treeline if we see the higher end of the forecasted snow totals. Avoid areas where you find 6" or more of wind drifted snow.  Remember even a small avalanche can be dangerous.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-12-19
December 19, 2017 at 7:14

Early Season Snowpack Update 5:  It's been a December that looks and feels more like October.  Snow remains only on higher elevation terrain (above ~9500') on northerly aspects. Unfortunately there has not been enough snow to ski or ride.  If you find yourself hiking around on a steep northerly slope be aware of wind slabs that have faceted (sugarly-like) snow beneath.  Triggering an avalanche is unlikely, but it's best to avoid these slopes and play it safe.  

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-12-11
December 11, 2017 at 8:02

Early Season Snowpack Update 4:  There's still not enough continous snow to ski or ride.   Fortunately, the high pressure ridge is breaking down and we'll keep our fingers crossed that storms track our way this weekend.  A shallow faceted snowpack exists above 11,000' on shady and northerly aspects. Although not a major concern right now, once we get snow and introduce a cohessive slab on top, this will be our first problematic weak layer of the season.

 

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-12-04
December 4, 2017 at 13:20

Early Season Snowpack Update 3:  Snow from three November storms are still lingering at high elevation northerly aspects.  Moderate to strong winds this past week have produced isolated wind slabs at higher elevations.  These slabs in many places are resting on top of weak facets.  With another week of no snow and colder temperatures, our shallow snowpack will be going through some transitions before we our next shot at snow. 

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-11-29
November 29, 2017 at 21:28

Early Season Snowpack Update 2: Tuesday's storm dropped 4-6" of powder snow onto faceted snow from previous November storms.  On high, shady slopes where old snow lingers we have a weak snowpack structure.  Currently this is not a problem, but with future loading it could be.  Winds increased after the storm, potentially creating isolated pockets of wind slab near or above treeline.  Currently, backcountry travel is difficult, but if there's enough snow to ride there's enough snow to slide.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-11-17
November 17, 2017 at 13:56

Early Season Snowpack Update: With this approaching storm system, it's starting to feel more like winter. 1"-6" of snowfall is forecasted over the next 24 hours at higher elevations. Lasting snow from a November 7th storm is found at 9500' and above, on shady aspects. The lingering snow from these two events will be melting, developing crusts, and faceting. We will be monitoring this early season snow, as it's likely to stick around to become our first problematic weak layer.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-04-09
April 9, 2017 at 20:24

Springtime snow and weather warrant careful attention paid to changing conditions.  New snow will bring loose dry and wind slab problems, while midday warming will bring the chance of loose wet and wet slab avalanches.  Excercise safe travel habits as weather changes will have direct impact on the avalanche hazard.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-04-09
April 9, 2017 at 5:16

LOW avalanche danger exists for all elevations today.  Even though snow surface melt should be slower today due to strong winds compared to the last several days, loose wet avalanches may still occur. Instability should be less widespread than earlier in week.  Avoid travel on or below steep slopes that have wet snow.

 

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-04-08
April 8, 2017 at 4:44

The avalanche danger is rated LOW at all elevations today as strong winds and light clouds should prevent any wet avalanche problems.  Excercise normal caution and safe travel habits while keeping a heads up for changing conditions.  Look for isolated pockets of unstable snow on select terrain features and adjust your route selection accordingly.

 

 

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-04-07
April 7, 2017 at 5:42

The avalanche danger is rated LOW at all elevations this morning, but will rise to MODERATE as warm temps and direct sun bring the possibility of natural and human triggered loose wet avalanches.  Loose wet slides will likely start as point releases in the rocks and could entrain enough snow to be dangerous to a skier or rider.

 

 

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-04-06
April 6, 2017 at 5:49

MODERATE avalanche danger exists in near and above treeline today with LOW danger in below treeline areas.  Human triggered wind slab avalanches and loose wet avalanches will be possible today.  Evaluate snow and terrain carefully and make a plan to avoid areas where these avalanche problems may exist.

 

 

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-04-05
April 5, 2017 at 5:48

MODERATE avalanche danger exists at all elevations today due to storm slab avalanches.  Human triggered storm slab avalanches remain possible.  Natural avalanches are unlikely but not impossible today as we could see loose dry snow avalanches in steep terrain. Evaluate snow and terrain carefully and make a plan to avoid areas of concern.

 

 

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-04-04
April 4, 2017 at 5:55

Due to forecasted heavy snowfall and strong WSW winds the avalanche danger is rated MODERATE today at all elevations.  Human triggered storm and wind slab avalanches are possible, especially on steep, wind loaded slopes.  Look for the avalanche danger to rise towards CONSIDERABLE throughout the day if the forecast verifies. 

 

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-04-03
April 3, 2017 at 5:39

The backcountry avalanche danger is rated LOW at all elevations today.  Watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain feartures.  Midday sun will raise the avalanche danger in the form of loose wet slides while the unlikely occurence of rain in the mountains today could cause a spike in wet avalanche activity.

 

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-04-02
April 2, 2017 at 5:00

MODERATE avalanche danger exists today near and above treeline due to wind slab avalanches. Human triggered wind slab avalanches are possible on slopes steeper than 35 degrees. LOW avalanche danger exists below treeline. Evaluate the snowpack and terrain carefully. Identify and avoid areas where wind slabs may exist. 

 

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-04-01
April 1, 2017 at 5:05

MODERATE avalanche danger exists today at all elevations due to storm slab avalanches. Human triggered storm slab avalanches are possible on slopes steeper that 35 degrees with 8" or more of snow. Evaluate the snowpack and terrain carefully before committing to any route and use this information to identify and avoid areas of concern. 

 

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-03-31
March 31, 2017 at 4:32

MODERATE avalanche danger exists today near and above treeline due to the potential of a triggering wind slab avalanches, while below treeline areas have a LOW danger. Human triggered wind slab avalanches are possible and slopes steeper that 35degrees will be the most suspect.  Careful snowpack and terrain evaluation are recommended.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-03-30
March 30, 2017 at 5:42

MODERATE avalanche danger exists due to wind slab avalanches above and near treeline, where moderate to strong winds and newly fallen snow has created potentially dangerous avalanche conditions. Human triggered wind slab avalanches are possible near and above treeline. Steeper terrain will be most suspect today.  Afternoon warming and direct sun will raise the loose wet avalanche danger at all elevations today.    

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-03-29
March 29, 2017 at 5:35

CONSIDERABLE avalanche danger exists due to storm slab avalanches above and near treeline, where moderate to strong winds and newly fallen snow has created dangerous avalanche conditions. Human triggered storm slab avalanches are likely near and above treeline and remain possible below treeline. Steeper terrain will be most suspect today. Cautious route finding and conservative decisions are essential.  

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-03-28
March 28, 2017 at 5:47

MODERATE avalanche danger exists above and near treeline while areas below treeline have a LOW danger today.  Recent snow and moderate WSW winds continue to build isolated wind slabs below ridgetops and human triggered avalanches are possible. Expect increasing avalanche danger throughout the day and evening as storm slab avalanches become possible.   Evaluate the snowpack and terrain carefully, and be concious of  snowpack variations from slope to slope.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-03-27
March 27, 2017 at 5:33

MODERATE avalanche danger exists above and near treeline while areas below treeline have a LOW danger today.  Recent snow and moderate WSW winds continue to build isolated wind slabs and human triggered avalanches are possible.  A deeper perisistent slab problem still exists on some slopes.  Evaluate the snowpack and terrain carefully, and be concious of  snowpack variations from slope to slope.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-03-26
March 26, 2017 at 6:10

MODERATE avalanche danger exists above and near treeline while areas below treeline have a LOW danger today.  Wind slab and persistent slab avalanche problems are expected today. Evaluate the snowpack and terrain carefully, and be concious of changing conditions and snowpack variations from slope to slope.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-03-25
March 25, 2017 at 5:28

MODERATE avalanche danger exists at all elevations today.  Isolated areas could have a greater danger today.  Loose wet, wind slab and persistent slab avalanche problems are expected today. Evaluate the snowpack and terrain carefully, identifying where avalanche problems exist. Avoid slopes where these problems exist.  

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-03-24
March 24, 2017 at 5:43

CONSIDERABLE avalanche danger exists at all elevations today due to storm slab and persistent slab avalanches.  12 to 16 inches of snow overnight with moderate WSW winds have produced dangerous avalanche conditions.  Natural and human triggered avalanches are likely today. Cautious route finding and conservative decision making are essential today.  

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-03-23
March 23, 2017 at 6:00

Above freezing overnight temps will keep the avalanche danger at MODERATE near and below treeline, while above treeline areas have a LOW danger.  Cooling temps and increasing cloud cover throughout the day should help to begin the healing process within the snowpack, but human triggered loose wet and wet slab avalanches remain possible on isolated slopes.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-03-22
March 22, 2017 at 5:39

The avalanche danger is rated LOW on all slopes this morning, but will quickly rise to MODERATE by midday.  Human triggered loose wet and wet slab avalanches are possible due to warm temps and direct sun.  Carefully monitor surface snow warming, and avoid any slopes showing signs like snowballing and pinwheeling.  The window of good, supportable corn is a short one, so get out there early and make your exit before the snowpack loses its structure.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-03-21
March 21, 2017 at 5:57

The avalanche danger is rated LOW on all slopes this morning, but will quickly rise to MODERATE by midday as warm temps and direct sun enable the possibility of loose wet and wet slab avalanches.  Carefully monitor surface snow warming, and avoid any slopes showing signs like snowballing and pinwheeling.  The window of good, supportive corn is a short one, so get out there early and make your exit before the snowpack loses its structure.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-03-20
March 20, 2017 at 5:31

Avalanche danger will be LOW early this morning before rising to MODERATE as loose wet and wet slab avalanches become possible with day time warming and the intense spring sun. Start early and end your day early, as slopes will warm rapidly. Evaluate snow and terrain carefully and move to less steep slopes or slopes with colder snow once the snow becomes wet and unsupportable.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-03-19
March 19, 2017 at 5:43

The avalanche danger will quickly rise to MODERATE as loose wet and wet slab avalanches become possible with day time warming and the intense spring sun. Start early and end your day early, as slopes will warm rapidly. Evaluate snow and terrain carefully and move to less steep slopes or slopes with colder snow once the snow becomes wet and unsupportable.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-03-18
March 18, 2017 at 5:26

LOW avalanche danger exists this morning for a brief period of time.  The avalanche danger will rise to MODERATE as loose wet and wet slab avalanches become possible with day time warming and intense sun. Start early and end your day early. Evaluate snow and terrain carefully and move to slopes with colder snow once signs of loose wet avalanches like rollerballs, pinwheels or sinking in above your boot start to occur. 

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-03-17
March 17, 2017 at 5:46

The avalanche danger will quickly rise to MODERATE at all elevations today as loose wet avalanches become possible. Above freezing temperatures overnight and another day of warm temperatures and intense spring sun will impact slopes early today.   Evaluate snow and terrain carefully and move to slopes with colder snow once signs of loose wet avalanches like rollerballs, pinwheels or sinking in above your boot start to occur. 

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-03-16
March 16, 2017 at 5:45

MODERATE avalanche danger exists at all elevations today due to loose wet avalanches. With above freezing temperatures overnight and another day of warm temperatures avalanche danger will increase quickly.   Evaluate snow and terrain carefully and move to slopes with colder snow once signs of loose wet avalanches like rollerballs, or wet manky snow start to occur. 

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-03-15
March 15, 2017 at 5:45

LOW avalanche danger will exist this morning.  As day time warming occurs and direct sunlight penetrates slopes, avalanche danger will quickly rise to MODERATE at all elevations due to loose wet snow avalanches.   Evaluate snow and terrain carefully and move to slopes with colder snow once signs of loose wet avalanches like rollerballs, or sinking in above your boot tops start to occur. 

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-03-14
March 14, 2017 at 5:36

LOW avalanche danger will exist this morning.  As day time warming occurs, avalanche danger will quickly rise to MODERATE near and below treeline on all aspects due to loose wet snow avalanches.  NW winds could help limit the extent of the warming above treeline.  Evaluate snow and terrain carefully and move to slopes with colder snow once signs of loose wet avalanches like rollerballs, or sinking in above your boot tops start to occur. 

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-03-13
March 13, 2017 at 5:40

LOW avalanche danger exists at all elevations. Isolated areas of instability may exist. Evaluate the terrain and snowpack while traveling in the backcountry to identify where these isolated areas of unstable snow may exist.  Wet loose avalanche activity could occur today with warm afternoon temps and our strong spring sun.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-03-12
March 12, 2017 at 5:06

Human triggered persistent slab avalanches remain possible today above treeline on NW through E aspects as MODERATE avalanche danger exists above treeline. LOW avalanche danger exists near and below treeline. A buried layer of facets in the top few feet of the snowpack continues to be a concern above treeline.  With rapidly rising temps and the strong spring sun wet snow avalanches could become a concern on sunny aspects and low elevation slopes.  

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March 11, 2017 at 5:22

MODERATE avalanche danger exists near and above treeline, while LOW danger exists below treeline.  Human triggered persistent slab avalanches remain possible today. A buried layer of facets in the top few feet of the snowpack continues to be a concern.  Avalanche danger will rise at lower elevations this afternoon, as loose wet avalanches become possible during the midday heat.

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March 10, 2017 at 5:06

Human triggered persistent slab avalanches remain possible today.  MODERATE avalanche danger exists near and above treeline, while below treeline areas have a LOW danger.  A buried layer of facets in the top few feet of the snowpack is capped by a persistent slab in many places.  Avalanche danger will rise at lower elevations this afternoon, as loose wet avalanches become possible during the midday heat.

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March 9, 2017 at 5:28

Human triggered persistent slab avalanches remain possible today.  MODERATE avalanche danger exists near and above treeline, while below treeline areas have a LOW danger.  A buried layer of facets in the top few feet of the snowpack is capped by a persistent slab in many places.  Carefully evaluate snowpack and terrain before committing to any slopes, identifying where this avalanche problem may exist.  Loose wet avalanches will become possible this afternoon with warm temps and strong solar input.

 

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March 8, 2017 at 5:41

Human triggered persistent slab avalanches remain possible today.  MODERATE avalanche danger exists near and above treeline, while below treeline areas have a LOW danger.  A buried layer of facets in the top few feet of the snowpack is capped by a persistent slab in many places.  Carefully evaluate snowpack and terrain before committing to any slopes, identifying where this avalanche problem may exist.

 

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-03-07
March 7, 2017 at 5:05

Human triggered persistent slab avalanches remain possible today.  MODERATE avalanche danger exists near and above treeline, with LOW danger in below treeline areas. Carefully evaluate snowpack and terrain before commiting to any slopes, identifying where this avalanche problem may exist.

 

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March 6, 2017 at 5:43

MODERATE avalanche danger continues to exist above and near treeline today, where human triggered persistent slab avalanches remain possible.  Weak, faceted snow underlies a persistent slab on many slopes, requiring careful evaluation of each slope independently.  Identify slopes and features of concern and manage terrain choices accordingly. LOW avalanche danger exists below treeline as these slopes have gone through melt-freeze cycles and colder temperatures are forecasted for today. 

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March 5, 2017 at 5:38

MODERATE avalanche danger exists above and near treeline today, where human triggered persistent slab avalanches remain possible.  Weak, faceted snow underlies a persistent slab on many slopes, requiring careful evaluation of each slope independently.  Identify slopes and features of concern and manage terrain choices accordingly.  Below treeline areas have a LOW danger and normal caution is advised.

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March 4, 2017 at 5:47

MODERATE avalanche danger exists at all elevations. Human triggered persistent slab avalanches remain possible today near and above treeline. Below treeline and on solar aspects wet loose avalanches will become possible as the temperatures begin to warm.  Evaluate each slope independently and assess to see if weak, sugary facets are present beneath a persistent slab.  Manage terrain choices accordingly.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-03-03
March 3, 2017 at 5:55

MODERATE avalanche danger exists at all elevations. Human triggered wind and persistent slab avalanches remain possible today near and above treeline. Below treeline and on solar aspects wet loose avalanches will become possible as the temperatures begin to warm.  Evaluate snow and terrain carefully and make a plan to avoid areas of concern.  

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March 2, 2017 at 5:21

CONSIDERABLE avalanche danger exists near and above treeline due to wind slab avalanches.  Avalanche danger is MODERATE below treeline.  Northwest winds picked up in the overnight hours transporting the avalaible snow into soft sensitive wind slabs. Human triggered avalanches are likely today.  Cautious and conservative terrain decisions and route selection are essential today.

 

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-03-01
March 1, 2017 at 5:38

Avalanche danger is CONSIDERABLE near and above treeline.  Avalanche danger is MODERATE below treeline.  The storm slab avalanche problem continues today.  Backcountry travelers should not be surprised by human triggered avalanches at any elevation today.  Dangerous avalanche conditions exist.  Cautious and conservative terrain decisions and route selection are necessary today.

 

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-02-28
February 28, 2017 at 5:53

Considerable avalanche danger exists at all elevations today due to storm slabs.  Natural and human triggered avalanches are likely.  Over 16" of new snow and strong winds have created unstable storm slabs and this trend will continue today with more snow expected and winds gusting into the 60s.  Careful snowpack evaluation, cautious route-finding and conservative decision-making are essential.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-02-27
February 27, 2017 at 5:47

LOW avalanche danger continues today at all elevations. Isolated areas of instability may exist. Small avalanches could still occur in isolated or extreme terrain. Use normal caution while traveling in the backcountry by using good travel techniques when traveling in or below avalanche terrain.  The avalanche danger is likley to increase tomorrow with expected heavy snowfall and strong winds tonight and Tuesday.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-02-26
February 26, 2017 at 5:30

LOW avalanche danger continues today at all elevations. Isolated areas of instability may exist. Small avalanches could still occur in isolated or extreme terrain. Use normal caution while traveling in the backcountry by using good travel techniques when traveling in or below avalanche terrain. 

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-02-25
February 25, 2017 at 5:22

LOW avalanche danger exists today at all elevations. Isolated areas of instability may exist. Use normal caution while traveling in the backcountry by using good travel techniques when traveling in or below avalanche terrain. 

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February 24, 2017 at 5:38

Generally safe avalanche conditions exist today at all elevations.  Remember, a LOW Danger does not mean No Danger, and isolated terrain features may still harbour unstable snow.  Safe travel practices and good group communication are recommended. 

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February 23, 2017 at 5:53

Generally safe avalanche conditions exist today at all elevations.  A chance for a few inches of snow and strong WSW winds will build small wind slabs on the leeward sides of ridges and gullies today and backcountry travelers should be suspect of the potential for avalanches on isolated terrain features.  Expect a rising avalanche hazard today if the forecast verifies and it snows more than an inch or two.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-02-22
February 22, 2017 at 6:06

Avalanche danger will rise to Moderate near and below treeline if the forecast verifies and we see rain. Triggering a wet loose avalanche is possible today. Warm temperatures and rain will produce wet sloppy snow at mid and low elevations.  Avoid steep rollovers and terrain traps such as gullies and creeks.  

 

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February 21, 2017 at 5:23

LOW avalanche danger continues today at all elevations. LOW danger does not mean no danger.  Today is all about timing as loose wet avalanches will become possible as warm temperatures and our strong southerly sun heats up the slopes. This process will start on east aspects in the morning finishing on west aspects in the afternoon. Warm temps will produce wet sloppy snow at mid and low elevations.  Avoid steep rollovers and terrain traps such as gullies and creeks.  

 

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February 20, 2017 at 5:16

LOW avalanche danger exists at all elevations.  Natural and human triggered avalanches are unlikely.  LOW danger does not mean no danger and unstable snow may still linger on isolated terrain features. Small avalanches could still occur in isolated or extreme terrain. 

 

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February 19, 2017 at 5:41

LOW avalanche danger exists at all elevations.  LOW danger does not mean no danger and unstable snow may still linger on isolated terrain features. Small avalanches could still occur in isolated or extreme terrain. Today's danger could rise with increased snowfall amounts.  Carefully monitor new snow amounts and and be suspect of fresh storm slabs this afternoon if the forecast verifies.  

 

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February 18, 2017 at 5:27

LOW avalanche danger exists at all elevations.  LOW danger does not mean no danger and unstable snow may still linger on isolated terrain features. Small avalanches could still occur in isolated or extreme terrain.  Evaluate the terrain and snowpack while traveling in the backcountry to identify where these isolated areas of unstable snow may still exist.

 

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-02-17
February 17, 2017 at 5:26

MODERATE avalanche danger remains above treeline due to recently formed wind slabs. Human triggered wind slab avalanches are possible today.  Persistent slabs above treeline are still a concern, especially in shallow areas with weak sugary snow near the ground. LOW avalanche danger exists near and below treeline.  Warm, sunny weather today could produce loose wet avalanches on solar aspects in the afternoon.

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