Insufficient observations exist to reliably rate the avalanche danger. Expect shallow snow cover with thinly buried rocks and trees just beneath the surface. Avalanche danger often concentrates in gullies and other deposition areas, where windslabs may bond poorly to a weak underlying base. Deeper snow usually exists at higher elevations. More Early Season details.
The week of October 3-6 looks excellent, with blue sky and crisp autumn temperatures. This could be the last nice week for any mountaineering objectives before winter truly sets in. The deep snowpack could begin to accumulate at any time after this week.
Several autumn snow storms have now deposited the base of this winter's snowpack at the high elevations in the Rockies. Expect this snow to remain on all aspects above 2500m, with pockets of windslab and fragile cornices starting to appear on ridge crests and in leeward areas. Be particularly wary of unstable snow on steep, high elevation glaciers.
No avalanche activity has been reported.