Chic-Chocs

This avalanche bulletin is produced by forecasters at Avalanche Québec.

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Avalanche bulletins are done for the season but there is still a lot of snow on the mountain.

Check out this blog for tips and tricks to help you manage your spring travel :

In french (Chic-Chocs oriented).

In english (western Canada oriented).

Spring Conditions

Spring Conditions
The avalanche danger is variable and can range from Low to High. Travelling early in the day is recommended, as conditions can change rapidly in short periods of time due to daytime warming. Pay careful attention to the integrity of the surface crusts formed overnight and rising air temperatures during the day. Dry slab avalanche danger may also exist during spring snow storms. Field Observations for your area may be available at the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG) Mountain Conditions Report Website: Mountain Conditions Report More Spring Conditions Details Spring Conditions

Areas covered by the bulletin

Areas concerned:

  • Mont Albert
  • Mont Ernest-Laforce
  • Mont Hog’s Back
  • Champs-de-Mars
  • Mont Lyall
  • Mont Vallières-de-Saint-Réal
  • Mont Blanche-Lamontagne
  • Mines-Madeleine
Danger Ratings Explained

1 - Low

Generally safe avalanche conditions. Watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.

Natural and human-triggered avalanches unlikely.

Small avalanches in isolated areas or extreme terrain.

2 - Moderate

Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features. Evaluate snow and terrain carefully; identify features of concern.

Natural avalanches unlikely; human-triggered avalanches possible.

Small avalanches in specific areas; or large avalanches in isolated areas.

3 - Considerable

Dangerous avalanche conditions. Careful snowpack evaluation, cautious route-finding and conservative decision-making essential.

Natural avalanches possible; human-triggered avalanches likely.

Small avalanches in many areas; or large avalanches in specific areas; or very large avalanches in isolated areas.

4 - High

Very dangerous avalanche conditions. Travel in avalanche terrain not recommended.

Natural avalanches likely; human-triggered avalanches very likely.

Large avalanches in many areas; or very large avalanches in specific areas.

5 - Extreme

Avoid all avalanche terrain.

Natural and human-triggered avalanches certain.

Large to very large avalanches in many areas.

Forecast by Text

Avalanche Canada and Avalanche Québec forecasts can now be accessed via text message for users spending time recreating outside of cellphone range. These are text forecasts, and they should only be used if you are unable to access the full forecast through our website or app. For more information, click here.

Forecast Disclaimer

USE AT YOUR OWN RISK

The authorized use of the information contained in this avalanche bulletin is limited to personal and recreational purposes. To the fullest extent permitted by law, the information is provided “as is” without any representation, condition or warranty of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. In no event shall Avalanche Quebec and its suppliers be liable for damages arising out of the use of the information or an inability to use it, including, without limitation, damages resulting from discomfort, injury or death, claims of third parties or other similar costs, or any damages (direct, indirect, consequential, special, exemplary, punitive or otherwise) of any kind.

Natural phenomena such as avalanches and weather conditions cannot be accurately predicted. This should be kept in mind at all times when using the information contained in this bulletin. Backcountry travel is a high-risk activity and the use of the information contained in this bulletin does not replace the experience, knowledge and equipment required, nor does it replace the services of a mountain guide.