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