Please respect all restrictions on BC highways affected by the recent floods.

Sea to Sky

Westerly winds were actively forming new wind slabs over the day on Thursday. Raise your guard as you reach upper treeline and alpine elevations.

AlpineTreelineBelow Treeline1 - Low

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

2 - Moderate

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

2 - Moderate

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

Alpine
2 - Moderate
Treeline
1 - Low
Below Treeline
1 - Low
Alpine
2 - Moderate
Treeline
1 - Low
Below Treeline
1 - Low

Travel and Terrain Advice

  • Watch for newly formed and reactive wind slabs as you transition into wind affected terrain.
  • Watch for areas of hard wind slab on alpine features.
  • When a thick, melt-freeze surface crust is present, avalanche activity is unlikely.
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Read the Thursday, December 2, 2021 avalanche forecast
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.

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