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Avalanche bulletin through Sunday, 26 February 2017

Moderate avalanche danger will be encountered over a wide area

Edition: 25.2., 17:00 Next update: 26.2., 08:00 Validity

Level 1, low

Snow drifts

The fresh snow drift accumulations are mostly small but in some cases prone to triggering. They are to be evaluated with care and prudence in particular in extreme terrain. Restraint should be exercised because avalanches can sweep people along and give rise to falls.

Information on snowpack and weather

Level 2, moderate

Snow drifts

Avalanche prone locations
In particular in southwest to north to southeast facing aspects above approximately 2000m.

In particular in southwest to north to southeast facing aspects above approximately 2000m.

Danger description

As a consequence of fresh snow and wind sometimes avalanche prone snow drift accumulations have formed. The avalanche prone locations are to be found in particular in gullies and bowls, and behind abrupt changes in the terrain and adjacent to the ridge line in all aspects. Avalanches can in some cases be released by a single winter sport participant, but they will be small in most cases. The snow drift accumulations are to be evaluated with care and prudence.

Information on snowpack and weather

Level 2, moderate

Old snow, snow drifts

Avalanche prone locations
In particular in west to north to east facing aspects above approximately 2200m.

In particular in west to north to east facing aspects above approximately 2200m.

Danger description

Avalanches can in isolated cases be released in the weakly bonded old snow on little-used, rather lightly snow-covered shady slopes. These can reach dangerously large size. The avalanche prone locations are rare but barely recognisable, even to the trained eye.
In addition, sometimes avalanche prone snow drift accumulations have formed. The avalanche prone locations are to be found in particular in gullies and bowls, and behind abrupt changes in the terrain and adjacent to the ridge line in all aspects. Snow drift accumulations can be released by a single winter sport participant, but they will be small in most cases.
Backcountry touring and other off-piste activities call for defensive route selection. Maintaining distances between individuals and one-at-a-time descents are recommended.

Information on snowpack and weather

Level 2, moderate

Snow drifts

Avalanche prone locations
In particular in southwest to north to southeast facing aspects above approximately 2000m.

In particular in southwest to north to southeast facing aspects above approximately 2000m.

Danger description

As a consequence of the northerly wind mostly small snow drift accumulations have formed. They are to be found in particular in gullies and bowls, and behind abrupt changes in the terrain. The fresh snow drift accumulations can in some cases be released by a single winter sport participant. They are to be evaluated with care and prudence in particular in very steep terrain.

Information on snowpack and weather

Danger levels
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1 low
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2 moderate
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3 considerable
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4 high
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5 very high
European Danger Scale with recommendations