West Slopes North - Canadian Border to Skagit River

Issued: 5:56 PM PST Thursday, May 25, 2017
by Robert Hahn

NWAC avalanche forecasts apply to backcountry avalanche terrain in the Olympics, Washington Cascades and Mt Hood area. These forecasts do not apply to developed ski areas, avalanche terrain affecting highways and higher terrain on the volcanic peaks above the Cascade crest level.

NWAC Spring Forecast Schedule

The NWAC issued daily mountain weather and avalanche forecasts through Saturday, April 15th. Mountain weather and avalanche forecasts will be issued during the spring transition April 20-22nd and April 27-29th. Weekend outlooks will be issued Thursdays, May 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th.

Special advisories, watches and warnings will be issued throughout the spring for unusual or dangerous avalanche conditions. You can find out what constitutes a special advisory, watch or warning here.

This Weekend Outlook is for areas in the Olympics and Cascades up to crest level and does not apply to higher elevations on the volcanoes. It will not be updated unless there is a significant change from the expected conditions. The Weekend Outlook is meant to be a planning tool for backcountry travelers and should not be used in the same manner as a mid-winter avalanche or mountain weather forecast.