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 2017-01-29
January 29, 2017 at 6:45

The avalanche danger is MODERATE due human triggered avalanches being possible in isolated areas today.  Persistent weak layers, ice crusts or crust /facet combinations can be found buried in some areas. Wind slabs of varying thickness exist near ridge lines and on exposed upper elevation terrain.  Pay attention to changing snow conditions as temperatures climb throughout the day. Use good travel techniques, ski or ride one at time and keep your eyes on your partners in steep terrain today.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-01-28
January 28, 2017 at 7:07

The Avalanche Danger is Moderate, human triggered avalanches are possible in isolated areas today.  Persistent weak layers, ice crusts or crust /facet combinations can be found buried in some areas. Wind slabs of varying thickness exist near ridgelines and on exposed upper elevation terrain.  Pay attention to changing snow conditions as temperatures climb throughout the day. Use good travel techniques, ski or ride one at time and keep your eyes on your partners in steep terrain today.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-01-27
January 27, 2017 at 6:07

The Avalanche Danger today is Moderate, human triggered avalanches are possible.  Buried Surface Hoar and small grained Faceted snow may be found in lower elevations or areas that were sheltered from high winds before they got buried.  Wind slabs of varying thickness and hardness are present near ridgelines and on almost all exposed terrain. Use good travel techniques, ski or ride one at time and keep your eyes on your partners if you are in steep terrain.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-01-26
January 26, 2017 at 7:13

The avalanche danger is Moderate  today at all elevations on slopes over 30 degrees due to human triggered avalanches being possible. Surface hoar is buried between 1-2 feet, in isolated areas that stayed sheltered from the winds. Sensitive wind slabs can be found near ridgelines.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-01-24
January 24, 2017 at 6:35

The avalanche danger is CONSIDERABLE today above 6000 feet on slopes over 30 degrees due to human triggered avalanches being likely. Below 6000 feet the avalanche danger is MODERATE and human triggered avalanches are possible.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-01-24
January 24, 2017 at 17:45

The avalanche danger is Moderate  today at all elevations on slopes over 30 degrees due to human triggered avalanches being possible. Surface hoar is buried between 1-2 feet, in isolated areas that stayed sheltered from the winds. Sensitive wind slabs can be found near ridgelines.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-01-23
January 23, 2017 at 6:26

The avalanche danger is CONSIDERABLE today above 6000 feet on slopes over 30 degrees due to human triggered avalanches being likely. Below 6000 the avalanche danger is MODERATE and human triggered avalanches are possible.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-01-22
January 22, 2017 at 7:29

The avalanche danger is CONSIDERABLE above 7000 feet due to human triggered avalanches being likely. Our most recent storm cycle put down 18-21 inches of new snow that fell on a variety of old snow surfaces including well developed surface hoar, near surface facets and firm crusts.  In addition, a fresh crop of wind slabs will be found near the ridge tops on leeward and/or crossloaded slopes. 

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-01-21
January 21, 2017 at 6:43

The avalanche danger is CONSIDERABLE above 6000 feet.. Our most recent storm cycle put down 18-21 inches of new snow that fell on a variety of old snow surfaces including well developed Surface HoarNear Surface facets and firm crusts.  In addition, a fresh crop of wind slabs will be found near the ridge tops on leeward slopes. Small to medium sized, human triggered avalanches are likely today.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-01-20
January 20, 2017 at 5:39

The avalanche danger is CONSIDERABLE above 6000 feet.. Our most recent storm cycle put down 18-21 inches of new snow that fell on a variety of old snow surfaces including well developed Surface Hoar, Near Surface facets and firm crusts.  In addtion, a fresh crop of wind slabs will be found near the ridge tops on leeward slopes. Small to medium sized, human triggered avalanches are likely today.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-01-19
January 19, 2017 at 6:17

The avalanche danger is Condiserable above 6000 feet. Last night up to a foot of new snow came in with Southwest winds around 20 MPH...resting on buried surface hoar. Wind slabs remain a concern on upper elevation slopes with recent natural avalanches and the potential for human triggered slabs between a few inches and a few feet thick.  Below 6.000 feet. the avalanche danger is Moderate. 

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-01-18
January 18, 2017 at 6:47

The avalanche danger is MODERATE on wind loaded, slopes above 7000 feet. Wind slabs remain a concern on upper elevation slopes with recent natural avalanches and the potential for human triggered slabs between a few inches and a few feet thick. Expect to see the avalanche danger rise quickly today with the approaching storm bringing more wind and snow.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-01-17
January 17, 2017 at 6:36

The avalanche danger is MODERATE on wind loaded, slopes above 7000 feet. Wind slabs remain a concern on upper elevation slopes with recent natural avalanches and the potential for human triggered slabs between a few inches and a few feet thick. Tonight and tomorrow expect to see avalanche danger rise quickly with the approaching wind and snow.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-01-16
January 16, 2017 at 6:51

The Avalanche Danger is MODERATE on wind loaded, slopes above 7000 feet. Wind slabs remain a concern on upper elevation slopes with recent natural avalanches and the potential for human triggered slabs between a few inches and a few feet thick.  Small, loose snow avalanches are also possible and may provide the trigger for larger slab avalanches especially as direct sun and afternoon warming affect the snowpack.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-01-15
January 15, 2017 at 6:44

The Avalanche Danger is MODERATE,  human triggered avalanches are possible  on wind loaded, slopes above 7000 feet. Wind slabs remain a concern on upper elevation slopes with recent natural avalanches and the potential for human triggered slabs between a few inches and a few feet thick.  Small, loose snow avalanches are possible and may provide the trigger for deeper wind or storm slab avalanches especially as direct sun and afternoon warming affect the snowpack.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-01-14
January 14, 2017 at 5:56

The Avalanche Danger is MODERATE,  human triggered avalanches are possible  on wind loaded, slopes above 7000 feet. Wind slabs remain a concern on upper elevation slopes with recent natural avalanches and the potential for human triggered slabs between a few inches and a few feet thick.  Small, loose snow avalanches are possible and may provide the trigger for deeper wind or storm slab avalanches especially as direct sun and afternoon warming affect the snowpack.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-01-13
January 13, 2017 at 6:49

The Avalanche Danger is Considerable on wind loaded, or cross loaded slopes above 7000 feet. Wind slabs remain a concern on Northerly slopes with recent natural avalanches and the potential for human triggered slabs between a few inches and a few feet thick.  Cross loaded areas of wind slab may be found on E or W facing slopes and on smaller terrain features throughout the upper elevations.  Also, pay attention to direct sun and afternoon warming later in the day.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-01-12
January 12, 2017 at 8:06

Today, the avalanche danger is CONSIDERABLE for elevations above 6,000 feet. Human triggered avalanches are LIKELY on steep, wind drifted slopes, and rocky slopes, especially those facing the north half of the compass. Southern aspects will likely produce loose wet slides as the Sun warms up the snow today.

Below 6,000 feet MODERATE avalanche danger exists and human triggered slides are possible.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-01-11
January 11, 2017 at 6:59

Today, the avalanche danger is CONSIDERABLE for elevations above 6,000 feet. Human triggered avalanches are LIKELY on steep, wind drifted slopes, and rocky slopes, especially those facing the north half of the compass. 

Below 6,000 feet MODERATE avalanche danger exists and human triggered slides are possible.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-01-10
January 10, 2017 at 6:48

The avalanche danger today is CONSIDERABLE for elevations above 6,000 feet. Human triggered avalanches are LIKELY on steep, wind drifted slopes, especially those facing the north half of the compass. Once triggered, today's avalanches have the potential to break deep/wide, resulting in a dangerous avalanche.

Below 6,000 feet MODERATE avalanche danger exists and human triggered slides are possible.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-01-09
January 9, 2017 at 6:37

The avalanche danger today is HIGH in elevations above 7,000 feet. Human triggered avalanches are VERY LIKELY on steep, wind drifted slopes, especially those facing the north half of the compass. Once triggered, today's avalanches have the potential to break deep/wide, resulting in a dangerous avalanche.

CONSIDERABLE avalanche danger exists on steep wind drifted slopes at mid elevations and human triggered avalanches are likely.

Below 6,000 feet MODERATE avalanche danger exists and human triggered slides are possible.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-01-08
January 8, 2017 at 6:07

The avalanche danger is MODERATE at upper and middle elevations. It will be possible to trigger small to medium sized avalanches in exposed, wind-affected terrain. High elevations not sheltered from the winds are the most likely locations to find wind slabs and wind affected snow. Stability is better on slopes sheltered from the wind. At low elevations, avalanches are unlikely and the danger is LOW. Stability will decrease later today and overnight with fresh snowfall and gusty winds.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-01-07
January 7, 2017 at 6:47

The Avalanche Danger is Moderate on upper elevation slopes today. Small wind slabs exist throughout upper elevation terrain. Watch for wind sculpted/textured areas and firmer pockets of older wind slab or wind board near ridge tops and wind exposed slopes.  Expect additional loading today and tonight as South winds increase accompanying an incoming storm. The Avalanche Danger will be increasing over the next 24 hours with rising temperatures, gusty winds and the potential for significant precipitation in the upper elevations.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-01-06
January 6, 2017 at 6:41

The Avalanche Danger is Moderate on upper elevation slopes today. Variable winds through the week have created small wind slabs on wind exposed slopes over the last few days. Watch for wind sculpted/textured or pillowed areas and firmer pockets of older windslab near ridge tops and on wind exposed slopes.  Expect additional wind loading today and tonight as mostly South winds begin to increase accompanying the next storm system. 

 

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-01-05
January 5, 2017 at 6:52

The avalanche danger is MODERATE on all slopes over 30 degrees and above 7,000 feet due to human triggered avalanches being possibleBe on the lookout for fresh new wind slabs and older/stiffer wind slabs while traveling in steep, wind drifted slopes, especially those facing the north half of the compass.

Below 7,000 feet, and out of the wind, generally safe avalanche conditions exist and the avalanche danger is LOW

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-01-04
January 4, 2017 at 6:33

The avalanche danger is MODERATE on all slopes over 30 degrees and above 7,000 feet due to human triggered avalanches being possibleBe on the lookout for fresh new wind slabs and older/stiffer wind slabs while traveling in steep, wind drifted slopes, especially those facing the north half of the compass.

Below 7,000 feet, and out of the wind, generally safe avalanche conditions exist and the avalanche danger is LOW

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-01-03
January 3, 2017 at 6:26

 

The avalanche danger is MODERATE on all slopes over 30 degrees and above 7,000 feet due to human triggered avalanches being possibleBe on the lookout for fresh new wind slabs and older/stiffer wind slabs while traveling in steep, wind drifted slopes, especially those facing the north half of the compass.

Below 7,000 feet, and out of the wind, generally safe avalanche conditions exist and the avalanche danger is LOW

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-01-02
January 2, 2017 at 5:58

The avalanche danger is MODERATE on all slopes over 30 degrees and above 7,000 feet due to human triggered avalanches being possibleBe on the lookout for fresh new wind slabs and older/stiffer wind slabs while traveling in steep, wind drifted slopes, especially those facing the north half of the compass.

Below 7,000 feet, and out of the wind, generally safe avalanche conditions exist and the avalanche danger is LOW

 

Click here to see the full advisory for 2017-01-01
January 1, 2017 at 0:20

The Avalanche Hazard is Moderate on upper elevation slopes today.  Gusting and variable winds have created wind slabs on many wind exposed slopes over the last few days. Watch for wind sculpted snow, or stiff pockets of windslab on windward slopes, and drifts or pillows on leeward slopes and smaller terrain features that can catch wind blown snow. Expect additional wind loading over the next couple days with light snow and light South-west winds. 

Click here to see the full advisory for 2016-12-31
December 31, 2016 at 6:53

The Avalanche Hazard is Moderate on upper elevation slopes today.  Gusting and variable winds have created areas of wind slab on many wind exposed slopes throughout the last few days. Watch for wind sculpted or stiff pockets of windslab on windward slopes and drifts or pillows on leeward slopes and smaller terrain features that can catch wind blown snow. Expect additional wind loading today with SW gusts in the upper teens to 20 mph range throughout the day.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2016-12-30
December 30, 2016 at 7:00

The Avalanche Hazard is Moderate above 6000 ft today.  Gusting and variable winds have created areas of wind slab on many upper elevation and wind exposed slopes throughout the last few days. Watch for wind sculpted or stiff pockets of snow on windward slopes and drifts or pillows on leeward slopes/smaller terrain features that can catch wind blown snow. Expect additional wind loading today with SW gusts into the upper 20 mph range becoming N later in the day.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2016-12-29
December 29, 2016 at 5:55

The avalanche danger is Considerable today above 6,000 feet. Below 6,000 feet, the avalanche danger is Moderate. Skiers and riders could possibly trigger avalanches in steep, wind loaded terrain.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2016-12-28
December 28, 2016 at 8:41

The avalanche danger is Considerable today above 6,000 feet. Below 6,000 feet, the avalanche danger is Moderate. It is possible for skiers and riders to trigger avalanches in steep, wind loaded terrain.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2016-12-28
December 28, 2016 at 6:43

The avalanche danger is Considerable today above 6,000 feet. Below 6,000 feet, the avalanche danger is Moderate. It is possible for skiers and riders to trigger avalanches in steep, wind loaded terrain.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2016-12-27
December 27, 2016 at 6:45

The avalanche danger will start out MODERATE this morning in elevations over 6,000 feet. However, with snow currently falling and forecasted winds to blow into the 20 and 30 mph range, human caused avalanches will become likely in wind loaded terrain and the avalanche danger will rise to CONSIDERABLE above 7,000 feet by early afternoon. 

Below 6,000 feet generally safe avalanche conditions exist and the danger is LOW.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2016-12-26
December 26, 2016 at 6:10

The avalanche danger is MODERATE today in the upper and mid elevations due to human triggered avalanches being possible. Below 6,000 feet the danger is LOW.  Wind slabs near ridge tops will be the main concern today, but there is also a low probability/high consequence of triggering a persistent slab avalanche in shallow/rocky areas where a layer of faceted snow at the ground has 3 to 5 feet of snow resting above it.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2016-12-25
December 25, 2016 at 6:51

 

Merry Christmas! The avalanche hazard is Moderate today in the upper and mid elevations and low below 6000 feet.  Wind slabs near ridgetops will be the main concern today. The potential for storm slabs up to 12 inches thick exists in steep. upper elevation terrain. There is also a low probability/high consequence possibility of triggering a large avalanche in shallow/rocky areas where a layer of faceted snow at the ground has 3 to 5 feet of snow resting above it.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2016-12-24
December 24, 2016 at 7:15

The avalanche danger is Considerable above 7000 feet today. Gusting and variable winds have created sensitive wind slabs near ridgetops and on the leeward side of smaller terrain features. There is also a low probability/high consequence possibility of triggering a large avalanche in shallow/rocky areas where a layer of faceted snow at the ground has 3 to 5 feet of snow resting above it. The potential for new storm slabs up 10 inches thick exists in steep upper elevation terrain.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2016-12-24
December 24, 2016 at 7:13

The avalanche danger is Considerable above 7000 feet today. Gusting and variable winds have created sensitive wind slabs near ridgetops and on the leeward side of smaller terrain features. There is also a low probability/high consequence possibility of triggering a large avalanche in shallow/rocky areas where a layer of faceted snow at the ground has 3 to 5 feet of snow resting above it. The potential for new storm slabs up 10 inches thick exists in steep upper elevations terrain.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2016-12-24
December 24, 2016 at 7:13

The avalanche danger is Considerable above 7000 feet today. Gusting and variable winds have created sensitive wind slabs near ridgetops and on the leeward side of smaller terrain features. There is also a low probability/high consequence possibility of triggering a large avalanche in shallow/rocky areas where a layer of faceted snow at the ground has 3 to 5 feet of snow resting above it. The potential for new storm slabs up 10 inches thick exists in steep upper elevations terrain.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2016-12-23
December 23, 2016 at 6:55

The avalanche danger is Moderate above 6,000 feet. Below 6,000 feet, the avalanche danger is Low. Watch for wind slabs near ridgetops, and a widespread weak layer of facets near the bottom of the snowpack that has a 3-5 foot slab resting on it. Additional snowfall and wind beginning today and continuing through Christmas Eve will increase the avalanche hazard on upper elevation slopes.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2016-12-22
December 22, 2016 at 7:23

The avalanche danger is Moderate above 6,000 feet. Below 6,000 feet, the avalanche danger is Low. Wind Slabs near ridgetops, and a widespread buried weak layer of facets on a crust near the bottom of the snowpack has a 5 foot slab resting on it.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2016-12-21
December 21, 2016 at 6:50

The avalanche danger is Considerable this morning in wind loaded  Northern aspects above 7,000 feet. Below 7,000 feet, the avalanche danger is Moderate.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2016-12-20
December 20, 2016 at 6:36

The avalanche danger will start out MODERATE this morning in all avalanche terrain over 6,000 feet, but will quickly jump to CONSIDERABLE above 7,000 feet due to the incoming snow and strong winds. Once the snow starts to accumulate human avalanches will be likely in wind loaded terrain above 7,000 feet.

Below 6,000 feet the avalanche danger will be LOW.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2016-12-19
December 19, 2016 at 5:25

The avalanche danger today is MODERATE on all avalanche terrain above 6,000 feet, human triggered avalanches are possible. Wind slabs can be found near ridges and mid slope on upper elevation, wind affected terrain.  Additionally, it may be possible to trigger avalanches up to 1.5 feet deep on steep, wind protected slopes at the interface between the old snow and the newer snow from our last storm event.

Below 6,000 generally safe avalanche conditions exist.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2016-12-18
December 18, 2016 at 6:07

The avalanche danger today is MODERATE on all upper and mid elevation slopes. Wind slabs can be found near ridges and mid slope on upper elevation, wind affected terrain.  Additionally, it may be possible to trigger avalanches up to 1.5 feet deep on steep, wind protected slopes at the interface between the old snow and the newer snow from our last storm event.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2016-12-17
December 17, 2016 at 6:40

The Avalanche hazard today is Moderate.  Wind Slabs near ridge tops and areas of crossloading lower down on exposed slopes will be encountered across the compass today due to moderate but steady North winds throughout the day yesterday.  Additionally, it may be possible to trigger avalanches up to 1.5 feet deep on steep, wind protected slopes at the interface between the old snow and the newer snow from our last storm event.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2016-12-16
December 16, 2016 at 6:56

The Avalanche Hazard today is Considerable on upper elevation slopes.  The combination of over a foot of new, heavy snow falling on light density snow below and strong winds accompanying the storm Wednesday night have created a cohesive storm slab and a significant new load on leeward slopes. In addition, persistent weak layers are present in some of our sheltered, northerly terrain from early season storms.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2016-12-15
December 15, 2016 at 6:18

Today the avalanche danger is CONSIDERABLE on mid and upper elevation terrain. Human triggered avalanches are LIKELY and natural avalanches are possible on all slopes over 30 degrees. If todays forecasted winds of up to 45 mph come to fruition, the avalanche danger could jump to HIGH on all wind loaded terrain in the upper elevations of the advisory area.

If triggered, an avalanche today could step down into snow from previous storms causing a much larger avalanche. 

 

Click here to see the full advisory for 2016-12-10
December 10, 2016 at 7:18

NO RATING is given for the West Central Mountains due to limited observations prior to the current storm.  Based on the new snow and rising temperatures, you should be wary of the bond between the new snow and the old, light density snow if you are approaching avalanche terrain over the next few days. We will begin issuing danger ratings next week. Please let us know what you are seeing if you are out in the mountains.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2016-12-05
December 5, 2016 at 14:36

Snow is slowly accumulating through the West Central area, the snowpack doubled in some areas with recent and wind deposited snow over the weekend. We are not issuing advisories yet but please let us know what you are seeing if you get out in the mountains. Check out our education page for a list of upcoming classes.

 

 

Click here to see the full advisory for 2016-04-01
April 1, 2016 at 2:59

 

Today the avalanche danger will start out LOW in the morning and climb to MODERATE by early afternoon when the thin frozen crust melts. Warm temps and full sunshine will make human triggered wet avalanches possible on slopes over 30 degrees above 6,000 feet on all but the shadiest of aspects. Below 6,000 the danger will remain LOW throughout the day on all but the very steep, saturated slopes. 

Click here to see the full advisory for 2016-03-26
March 26, 2016 at 6:56

The Avalanche Danger is Moderate on upper elevation windloaded or crossloaded slopes.  Human triggered wind slabs are likely however in steep, northerly and east facing terrain where new wind slabs formed Thursday and Friday. Expect to find new wind slabs that will be reactive to the weight of a skier or snowmobile ranging in depth from a few inches to a foot or more.  Slopes that were protected from the winds will have better stability and Low danger. 

Click here to see the full advisory for 2016-03-26
March 26, 2016 at 6:56

The Avalanche Danger is Moderate on upper elevation windloaded or crossloaded slopes.  Human triggered wind slabs are likely however in steep, northerly and east facing terrain where new wind slabs formed Thursday and Friday. Expect to find new wind slabs that will be reactive to the weight of a skier or snowmobile ranging in depth from a few inches to a foot or more.  Slopes that were protected from the winds will have better stability and Low danger. 

Click here to see the full advisory for 2016-03-25
March 25, 2016 at 7:25

The Avalanche Danger is Considerable on steep, windloaded, northerly terrain today.  Strong winds out of the W/SW were easily transporting the new snow into the northern aspects yesterday and last night.  Expect to find new windslabs that will be reactive to the weight of a skier or snowmobile ranging in depth from a few inches up to a foot or more. The Avalanche Danger on non windloaded upper elevation slopes is Moderate, Low elevation slopes have Low Danger today.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2016-03-25
March 25, 2016 at 7:24

The Avalanche Danger is Considerable on steep, windloaded, northerly terrain today.  Strong winds out of the W/SW were easily transporting the new snow into the northern aspects yesterday and last night.  Expect to find new windslabs that will be reactive to the weight of a skier or snowmobile ranging in depth from a few inches up to a foot or more. The Avalanche Danger on non windloaded upper elevation slopes is Moderate, Low elevation slopes have Low Danger today.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2016-03-24
March 24, 2016 at 7:09

The Avalanche Danger is Moderate today.  Yesterday's temperatures and clear skies produced small loose, wet and loose, dry avalanches on multiple aspects in the new snow.  Lower temperatures and cloudy skies should lessen the chance of loose avalanches except on steep, shady slopes. Lingering windslabs on leeward, upper elevation Northerly slopes may still produce human caused avalanches in isolated, windloaded areas. SW winds and additional snowfall will change conditions as the day progresses.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2016-03-23
March 23, 2016 at 7:10

The Avalanche Danger is Moderate today above 6000 feet. 8-13 inches of new snow fell over the last 48 hours on a variety of old snow surfaces including crusts and faceted snow. Heavy accumulations of Grauple have accumulated with the new snow. Watch for soft wind slabs in the upper elevations and plan for small fast moving loose, dry avalanches on all slopes over 35 degrees.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2016-03-22
March 22, 2016 at 6:22

The avalanche danger today is MODERATE above 6,000 feet. New snow combined with increasing winds out of the west-northwest will increase the avalanche danger throughout the day above 7,000 feet on the east half of the compass. Be sure to evaluate and reevaluate your terrain decisions through the day as the snow and winds increase. Below 6,000 feet the danger is LOW due to freezing overnight temperatures starting to 'lock up' surface snow.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2016-03-21
March 21, 2016 at 6:39

The avalanche danger today is MODERATE on all slopes and elevations. Warm temperatures over the weekend, lack of overnight freezing, and light rain will make human caused avalanches possible. At the highest elevations, where warm temperatures and rain did not affect the snowpack, new and old wind slabs still exist and will need to be avoided.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2016-03-20
March 20, 2016 at 6:35

 

The Avalanche Danger today is Moderate throughout the West Central Mountains.  Daytime temperatures near 50 degrees again today will make the possibility of small, loose avalanches on steep, sunny slopes increase as the snowpack begins to warm.  Skiers or snowmobilers may also be able to trigger lingering wind slabs on steep windloaded northerly terrain. Below 6000 feet, the danger is Low do to less new snow during the last storm cycle. 

Click here to see the full advisory for 2016-03-19
March 19, 2016 at 7:00

The Avalanche Danger today is Moderate throughout the West Central Mountains.  Daytime temperatures near 50 degrees will make the possibility of loose avalanches on steep, sunny slopes increase as the snowpack begins to warm.  Skiers or snowmobilers may also be able to trigger some remaining wind slabs on steep windloaded northerly terrain. Below 6000 feet, the danger is Low do to less new snow during the last storm cycle. 

Click here to see the full advisory for 2016-03-18
March 18, 2016 at 6:37

The avalanche danger for today is MODERATE above 6,000 due to human triggered avalanches being possible. The areas of extra concern today are northwest through east facing aspects that have windslabs and cornices that developed last weekend. Secondly, as the sun heats up the snow surface today any solar aspects will have potential for loose wet avalanches. Below 6,000 feet the avalanche danger is LOW.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2016-03-17
March 17, 2016 at 6:52

The Avalanche Danger today is Moderate.  On steep, Northerly aspects it is possible you may encounter isolated and sensitive windslabs near ridgelines or on smaller features that caught last weekend's windblown snow.  Warming temperatures yesterday began to settle and densifiy the 12-18 inches of new snow giving it more cohesive/slab like properties in some areas.  Pay attention to daytime warming and the effect of the sun today;  loose/wet and wet slab avalanches will become more likely on sunny aspects.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2016-03-16
March 16, 2016 at 7:15

The Avalanche Danger is MODERATE today.  Areas of  highest concern will be on upper elevation, windloaded E, NE, N, and NW slopes where it remains possible for skiers and riders to trigger dense windslabs in steep, exposed terrain. In wind protected terrain soft storm slabs and loose dry avalanches will be your main concern.Human triggered avalanches will be possible on slopes over 35 degrees. Pay attention to the effects of daytime warming or direct sun on the new snow today.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2016-03-15
March 15, 2016 at 6:57

The Avalanche Danger is CONSIDERABLE on upper elevation, windloaded slopes today. Skiers and riders are likely to trigger dense windslabs in steep, exposed terrain. In steep, sheltered terrain storm slabs and loose dry avalanches will be your main concern and human triggered avalanches will be possible. At mid elevations the danger is MODERATE and below 6,000' the danger is LOW. 

Click here to see the full advisory for 2016-03-14
March 14, 2016 at 6:17

The avalanche danger is CONSIDERABLE at elevations above 7,000'. Today skiers and riders are likely to trigger windslabs in steep, exposed terrain. In steep and sheltered terrain storm slabs and loose dry avalanches will be your main concern and human trigger will be likely. At mid elevations the danger is MODERATE and below 6,000' the danger is LOW due to less wind and snow.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2016-03-13
March 13, 2016 at 7:11

Today the avalanche danger is MODERATE above 6,000 feet, and CONSIDERABLE in specific areas above 7,000 feet. Above 7,000 careful snowpack evaluation and conservative decision making will be important today if travelling on the north half of the compass. If wind and snow exceeds the forecasted amount today, the avalanche danger could quickly increase on all aspects above 6,000 feet. Below 6,000 feet the danger is LOW due to overnight temperatures freezing the top of the wet snowpack.

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March 12, 2016 at 7:06

 

The Avalanche Danger is Considerable on windloaded slopes over 35 degrees. A combination of  wet snow and S/SW winds have formed dense windslabs in leeward terrain. Windloaded/crossloaded E, NE, N, NW and W aspects should be approached with caution. These slabs will continue to grow throughout the day with cooling temperatures, additional snowfall and increasing S/SW winds. Steep, wind protected slopes will have Moderate danger from loose/wet and shallow wet slab avalanches until the snowpack refreezes.

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March 11, 2016 at 7:07

The Avalanche Danger is Considerable on slopes over 35 degrees. A combination of slick crusts, wet snow and rain forecasted to 7500 feet will make skier triggered avalanches likely today. Windloaded/crossloaded E, NE, N, NW and W aspects should be approached with caution. These slabs will continue to grow later in the day today with cooling temperatures and increasing S/SW winds. Loose/wet and shallow wet slab avalanches should be anticipated on on all wind protected slopes over 35 degrees today.

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March 10, 2016 at 7:18

The Avalanche Danger is Considerable on slopes over 35 degrees. A combination of slick crusts, wet snow and rain in the lower elevations combined with strong South winds will make skier triggered avalanches likely. Windloaded/crossloaded E, NE, N, NW and W aspects should be approached with caution. These slabs will continue to grow throughout the day today with strong winds continuing tonight. Loose/wet and shallow wet slab avalanches should be anticipated on on all slopes over 35 degrees today.

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March 9, 2016 at 7:05

The Avalanche Danger is Moderate today on slopes over 35 degrees.  A combination of lingering wind slabs and large cornices will require caution on steep E,NE, N and NW slopes. Steep South, East and West facing slopes will see an increase in loose/wet avalanche activity as the temperatures begin to rise today especially if the clouds break and the sun makes even a brief appearance later in the day. Rain overnight and warming temperatures will increase the avalanche hazard tomorrow.

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March 8, 2016 at 6:53

The Avalanche Danger is Moderate today on slopes over 35 degrees , especially upper elevation aspects that had areas of unconsolidated snow,  lingering wind slabs, buried crusts, or heavily corniced ridge lines. Considerable hazard will exist on steep solar aspects as they receive heat from the Sun today. 

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March 7, 2016 at 6:59

The Avalanche Danger is Considerable above 7,000 feet on all aspects today on slopes over 35 degrees, especially upper elevation aspects that had areas of unconsolidated snow,  lingering wind slabs, buried crusts or heavily corniced ridgelines. Below 7,000 feet, the danger is Moderate. Rain fell up to 8,000 feet, it may  take a while for buried wet snow to re-freeze...Careful snowpack evaluation, cautious route finding, and conservative decision making are essential!

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March 6, 2016 at 7:32

The Avalanche Danger is Considerable on all aspects today.  High hazard areas exist on slopes over 35 degrees, especially upper elevation aspects that had areas of unconsolidated snow,  lingering windslabs, buried crusts or heavily corniced ridgelines.  Travel in these areas is not recommended today. The potential exists for large wet avalanches in steep, lower elevation canyons such as the Payette or South Fork Salmon Canyons with larger slopes extending into the middle or higher elevations above them.

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March 5, 2016 at 7:16

The Avalanche Danger is Moderate today. Rain, above average temperatures and winds gusting above 30 mph will increase the avalanche danger. Loose/wet avalanches will be possible on steep, lower and mid elevation slopes.  Northerly slopes where small, isolated wind slabs persist and heavily corniced areas will have potential for shallow, natural or human caused avalanches as gravity and warm temperatures take their toll on the snowpack today. Snowlines will lower by mid day increasing the windslab hazard on leeward slopes.

 

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March 4, 2016 at 6:01

The Avalanche Danger today remains LOW today. Sustained warm temperatures will prolong the wet/loose and wet slab potential through Friday. Areas of concern exist on steep, upper elevation, leeward slopes especially on the North half of the compass where large, overhanging cornices  have been failing with the warm temperatures for the last week, and are triggerable with the added weight of a rider or a skier. Shallow wind slabs can still be found near ridge lines leading into leeward/Northern aspects.

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March 3, 2016 at 6:35

The Avalanche Danger today remains LOW today. Sustained warm temperatures will prolong the wet/loose and wet slab potential through Friday. Areas of concern exist on steep, upper elevation, leeward slopes especially on the North half of the compass where large, overhanging cornices  have been failing with the warm temperatures for the last week, and are triggerable with the added weight of a rider or a skier. Shallow wind slabs can still be found near ridge lines leading into leeward/Northern aspects.

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March 2, 2016 at 6:30

The Avalanche Danger today is LOW today. Areas of concern exist on steep, upper elevation, leeward slopes especially on the north half of the compass where shallow wind slabs can still be found. Large cornices  have been failing with the warm temperatures for the last week and are triggerable with the added weight of a rider or a skier. Warming temperatures today and tonight will increase the wet/loose and wet slab potential over the next few days.

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March 1, 2016 at 6:41

The avalanche danger for today is LOW. Areas of  concern do exist on steep, upper elevation, leeward slopes especially on the north half of the compass where shallow wind slabs formed over the weekend, and sizeable cornices exist near ridgelines that may break off with the added weight of a rider or a skier.

 

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February 29, 2016 at 6:15

The avalanche danger for today is LOW, however, areas of MODERATE danger do exist on steep, upper elevation, leeward slopes especially on the north half of the compass due to wind slabs that formed over the weekend.

 

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February 28, 2016 at 7:19

The avalanche danger is MODERATE  above 6,000 feet today. Rain up to 7,000 feet yesterday, and above normal temperatures again today give us the possibility of loose/wet avalanches and cornice failures. S/SW and W winds gusting over 40 MPH today will add new wind slabs on leeward terrain. Older wind slabs still remain on some E,N and W facing slopes. Terrain below 6, 000 feet will have LOW danger today. 

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February 27, 2016 at 7:12

The avalanche danger is MODERATE  above 6,000 feet today. Rain up to 7,000 feet last night, and above freezing temperatures give us the possibility of loose/wet avalanches. Fresh wind slabs will from in the wake of new snow and wind. Terrain below 6, 000 feet will have LOW danger today. 

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February 26, 2016 at 5:22

The avalanche danger is MODERATE on upper elevation wind affected terrain today, and all slopes that receive direct sunshine. The possibility of loose/wet avalanches, Cornice failures, and small wet slab avalanches will increase today as temperatures warm throughout the day on steep southerly aspects.  Wind slabs that formed last week will make it possible to trigger an avalanche in steep, leeward terrain today.Low elevation and protected mid elevation slopes will have LOW danger today. 

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February 25, 2016 at 6:12

The avalanche danger is MODERATE on upper elevation wind affected terrain today, and all slopes that receive direct sunshine.  Wind slabs formed last week will make it possible to trigger an avalanche in steep, leeward terrain today. The possibility of loose/wet avalanches and small wet slab avalanches will rise today as temperatures begin to climb throughout the day on steep southerly aspects.  Low elevation and protected mid elevation slopes will have LOW danger today. 

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February 24, 2016 at 7:05

The Avalanche Danger is MODERATE on Upper Elevation wind affected terrain today.  Wind slabs formed last week make it possible to trigger an avalanche in steep, leeward terrain today. The possibility of loose/wet avalanches and small wet slab avalanches will rise today as temperatures begin to climb throughout the day on steep Southerly aspects.  Low elevation and protected mid elevation slopes will have LOW hazard today. 

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February 23, 2016 at 7:08

The avalanche danger will be MODERATE at upper, and middle elevations today. Avalanche danger will rise on solar aspects through the day as the Sun heats up the snow surface. Southeast winds pushed around a foot of new snow forming slabs at ridge-top towards the end of last week. It remains possible to trigger these soft or hard wind slabs in exposed terrain.  Below 6,000 feet the avalanche danger is LOW.

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February 22, 2016 at 6:23

The avalanche danger is MODERATE at upper and middle elevations today. Snowfall and southwest, south, and southeast winds formed slabs in high elevation terrain at the end of last week. It remains possible to trigger a soft or hard windslab in exposed terrain. In very steep, sheltered terrain, sun and human caused loose snow avalanches are possible. Below 6,000 feet the avalanche danger is LOW.

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February 21, 2016 at 6:46

The avalanche danger is CONSIDERABLE in steep, upper elevation, windloaded terrain. New snow and strong winds last week formed dense windslabs on leeward slopes. Human triggered avalanches are possible on steep, windloaded slopes. In steep, sheltered terrain, loose snow and storm slab avalanches are possible. The Southerly aspects are harboring slick, buried sun crusts which the new snow is not bonding to. Warming temperatures today may create the possibility of wet/loose or point release slides on sunny aspects.

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February 20, 2016 at 7:10

The avalanche danger is CONSIDERABLE in steep, windloaded terrain. 12-16 inches of snow fell over the last 48 hours with strong winds forming dense windslabs on leeward slopes. Human triggered avalanches are likely on steep, windloaded slopes. In steep, sheltered terrain, loose snow and storm slab avalanches are possible  SE, S and SW aspects are harboring slick, buried sun crusts which the new snow is not bonding to. Below 7000 feet the avalanche danger is MODERATE in wind protected terrain.

 

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February 19, 2016 at 7:16

The avalanche danger today is CONSIDERABLE for wind loaded  aspects above 7,000 feet. Below 7,000 feet, the avalanche danger is MODERATE. A foot of new snow ,over the last 24 hours, came in with 30 MPH winds  out of the SE, S, and mostly Southwest creating wind slabs that are possibly reactive to the weight of a rider or skier. A slick rain crust lies just beneath the new snow, and has not bonded as well on South aspects.

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February 18, 2016 at 6:42

The avalanche danger today is CONSIDERABLE for all elevations and aspects. Rain saturated snow below 7,000, and today's heavy snow and strong winds above 7,000 will make natural avalanches possible and human caused avalanches likely. Careful snowpack evaluation, cautious route finding, and conservative decision making are essential. If forecasted snow and winds come to fruition, HIGH avalanche danger will be found by afternoon above 7,000 feet on the north half of the compass.

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February 17, 2016 at 7:15

The avalanche danger is CONSIDERABLE today on steep, solar aspects which have the possibility of producing natural wet/loose and wet slab avalanches as an already warm snowpack warms throughout the day. Northern aspects will have MODERATE avalanche danger where human caused avalanches are possible in the upper 4-20 inches of the snowpack. Slopes over 35 degrees should be avoided until the snowpack refreezes. 

 

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February 16, 2016 at 6:00

The avalanche danger is CONSIDERABLE today on solar aspects which will have the possibility of producing natural avalanches as the sun pokes through the clouds and heats an already warm snow surface.  Human triggered avalanches are possible on recent storm slabs (4-10 inches) resting on a slick melt/freeze crust. Northern aspects will have MODERATE avalanche danger.

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February 15, 2016 at 11:04

The avalanche danger is MODERATE above 7,000 feet today due to human triggered avalanches being possible. New snow above 7,000 feet will make triggering a storm slab your main concern. Below 7,000 feet the avalanche danger is CONSIDERABLE due to rain falling on snow making natural avalanches possible and human triggered likely. Rain is a RED FLAG for avalanches, so make conservative decisions while traveling below 7,000 feet today.

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February 14, 2016 at 8:08

The Avalanche Danger is Low today.  REMEMBER:  LOW danger does not mean NO danger.  The possibility of very small avalanches on wind loaded or steep upper elevation slopes within the new storm snow is possible as the new snow accumulates.  Storm slab depths will be dependent on storm totals throughout the day. Rain at the lower elevations may increase the hazard of wet/loose avalanches later in the day and tonight as temperatures rise with a passing warm front.

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February 13, 2016 at 7:04

The avalanche danger is MODERATE on slopes steeper than 35 degrees, above 7,000 feet in elevation. Warm temperatures, with a mild freezing that just began late last night, are slowly working to re-freeze our snowpack, and our buried surface hoar layer.  Below 7,000 feet generally safe avalanche conditions exist and the danger is LOW. 

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February 12, 2016 at 6:32

The avalanche danger is MODERATE on slopes steeper than 35 degrees, above 7,000 feet in elevation. Warm temperatures, with a mild freezing that just began late last night, are slowly working to re-freeze our snowpack, and our buried surface hoar layer.  Below 7,000 feet generally safe avalanche conditions exist and the danger is LOW. 

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February 11, 2016 at 7:03

The avalanche danger is MODERATE on steep, solar affected slopes. Sun and continued warm temperatures will weaken surface snow and loose wet avalanches are possible on steep, rocky, sunny slopes at elevations above 6,000 feet. Also, keep in mind that buried surface hoar and isolated Wind Slabs can be found on north and northeast facing slopes that the sun has not affected. Below 6,000 feet generally safe avalanche conditions exist and the danger is LOW. 

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February 10, 2016 at 6:10

The avalanche danger is MODERATE today. Human triggered avalanches are possible, especially on windloaded slopes and in areas with a layer of buried surface hoar. The hazard of heat triggered avalanches on all solar aspects will increase during the day with rising, inverted temperatures. Moderate danger means heightened avalanche danger on specific terrain features, careful snowpack and terrain evaluation is essential. Below 6,000 feet generally safe avalanche conditions exist, and the avalanche danger is LOW.

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