Avalanche Bulletin - Jasper National Park - Sun Oct 02, 2022

Issued: Sun Jul 17, 2022 17:00
Valid Until: further notice

Area closures in Jasper National Park for caribou in winter. No backcountry access in the Tonquin, Brazeau, and north boundary regions of the park. For details follow the “Seasonal closures” link in the Resources below (bottom of page).

Avalanche hazard remains in the alpine. Be well informed and prepared. Use our Weather Stations, the Mountain Conditions Report, and the Mountain Information Network for conditions, or ask for Visitor Safety at 780-852-6155 [TJ]

Public Avalanche Forecast
Summer Conditions:  Sunday
Summer Conditions

Information regarding summer mountain conditions can be found on the Mountain Conditions Report, published by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides.

Past 24 hour weather
Station Maximum (°C) Minimum (°C) Snowfall (cm) Snow Pack (cm) Wind speed Ridgetop wind direction
Columbia Icefields area Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Avoid all avalanche terrain.
  • Natural and human-triggered avalanches certain.
  • Large to very large avalanches in many areas.
Forecast Details

Weather Forecast

Avalanche Canada's Mountain Weather Forecast is a great resource for regional weather.

Snowpack Discussion

There is more snow at upper elevations than normal for this time of year. Expect to find snow patches extending to lower elevations than typical. These can make for good travel if frozen and supportive but can be a source of avalanches and rockfall on warm days.

Avalanche Activity Discussion

Large avalanches have continued to occurred into the middle of July this summer on high peaks. Bring avalanche rescue equipment if traveling in avalanche terrain. Use extra caution if the surface snow has not refrozen overnight and watch for wind slabs in the alpine following snow.

For More Details

Emergency: 1 (877) 852-3100
Forecasters: (780) 852-6155


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