Bulletin d’avalanche – 14 janvier 2020

Avalanche Bulletin - 2020-01-14

Be aware of instability signs as such as shooting cracks around skis, whooumfs or/and avalanche activity.
Areas concerned: Mont Albert, mont Hog’s Back, Champs-de-Mars, mont Lyall, mont Vallières-de-Saint-Réal, mont Blanche-Lamontagne et Mines-Madeleine
Issued on: 2020-01-13 @ 18:00
Valid until: 2020-01-14 @ 18:00
Danger ratings Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Alpine Moderate Low Moderate
Treeline Low Low Low
Below treeline Low Low Low

Avalanche problem #1 : Wind slab

The snow received last week end has been transported in the alpine and at treeline by strong N windBe aware for instability signs such as shooting cracks, whoooumfs or avalanche activity, especially at the top of slopes and in cross loaded areas oriented E, SE, S, SW. With a MODERATE rating, natural avalanches are unlikely while accidental releases are possible. With the many obstacles not buried, even a small avalanche could have serious consequences.

Avalanche activity

No new avalanche activity was reported.  Thanks for sharing your observations at info@avalanchequebec.ca, on the Avalanche Canada’s Mountain Information Network or with this online form.


Around 10 to 20 cm of snow has been received this week end. About 60 to 130 cm of snow is present climbing towards the treeline. But snow conditions still vary widely and remain fairly low in several places in the alpine, so many natural obstacles have not yet been covered. Snow was easily transported and SW-W-NW-N slopes are generally barely covered. The depth of snow is very variable and ranges from 10 to 150 cm.

For more information, check today field team report on Facebook.

Weather forecast

Monday evening and night: ± 2 cm of snow, light wind and temperature of -15C in the alpine.

Tuesday: ± 1 cm of snow, light wind from north turning south during the day and temperature of -12C in the alpine.

Wednesday: ± 1-2 cm of snow, westerly wind at 30 km/h and temperature of -10C in the alpine.

Thursday : Snow flurries, north winds increasing to strong in the afternoon. Alpine temperature at -15C.


We would like to hear your opinion on the new daily avalanche forecast publication formula. What are the pros and cons in your view?

Snow report

Centre de découverte et de services - Mis à jour le 13 janvier 2020 à 08:26

24 h 48 h 7 jours Saison Au sol
2 cm 11 cm 28 cm 201 cm 68 cm
Disclaimer This avalanche bulletin is prepared with the most recent weather, snowpack and avalanche activity data available for the Chic-Chocs. It is strictly information that can be used as a part of a decision making process and is not intended to be a replacement for knowledge about avalanche safety including and not limited to safe travel practices and the use of backcountry rescue equipment such as beacon, shovel and probe.

Prepared by : Laurie Dumas

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