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Avalanche bulletin through Saturday, 3 December 2016

Moderate avalanche danger will be encountered in some regions. Caution is to be exercised on steep shady slopes in high Alpine regions

Edition: 2.12., 17:00 Next update: 3.12., 17:00 Validity

Level 2, moderate

Old snow, snow drifts

Avalanche prone locations
In all aspects above approximately 2400m.

In all aspects above approximately 2400m.

Danger description

Weak layers exist in the bottom section of the snowpack on shady slopes. This applies in particular above approximately 2800 m. Here avalanches can be released in deep layers of the snowpack and reach a dangerous size. The avalanche prone locations are rather rare but difficult to recognise. Caution is to be exercised in areas where the snow cover is rather shallow as well as at transitions from a shallow to a deep snowpack, when entering gullies and bowls for example. Careful route selection and spacing between individuals are recommended.
The sometimes strong wind has transported the old snow. The snow drift accumulations are to be found in all aspects. They are mostly small but can in some cases be released easily especially at their margins. The fresh snow drift accumulations are to be evaluated with care and prudence in steep terrain.

Full-depth avalanches

Below approximately 2500 m full-depth avalanches are possible.

Information on snowpack and weather

Level 2, moderate

Old snow, snow drifts

Avalanche prone locations
In all aspects above approximately 2600m.

In all aspects above approximately 2600m.

Danger description

Weak layers exist in the bottom section of the snowpack on shady slopes. This applies in particular above approximately 2800 m. Here avalanches can be released in deep layers of the snowpack and reach a dangerous size. The avalanche prone locations are difficult to recognise. Caution is to be exercised in areas where the snow cover is rather shallow as well as at transitions from a shallow to a deep snowpack, when entering gullies and bowls for example. Careful route selection and spacing between individuals are recommended.
The sometimes strong wind has transported the old snow. The snow drift accumulations are to be found in all aspects. They are mostly small but can in some cases be released easily especially at their margins. The fresh snow drift accumulations are to be evaluated with care and prudence in steep terrain.

Full-depth avalanches

Below approximately 2500 m full-depth avalanches are possible.

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 2800m.

In particular in west to north to east facing aspects above approximately 2800m.

Danger description

Weak layers exist in the bottom section of the snowpack on shady slopes. This applies in particular above approximately 2800 m. Here avalanches can be released in deep layers of the snowpack. The avalanche prone locations are rather rare but difficult to recognise. Caution is to be exercised at transitions from a shallow to a deep snowpack, when entering gullies and bowls for example.
Fresh snow drift accumulations are to be found in all aspects, in particular in high Alpine regions. They are only small but can in some cases be released easily. The fresh snow drift accumulations are to be evaluated with care and prudence in very steep terrain.

Information on snowpack and weather

Level 1, low

Snow drifts

In isolated cases avalanches can be released in near-ground layers. This applies in particular on extreme shady slopes above approximately 2800 m.
In high Alpine regions small snow drift accumulations have formed. These are to be evaluated with care and prudence in very steep terrain. Apart from the danger of being buried, restraint should be exercised in particular in view of the danger of avalanches sweeping people along and giving rise to falls.
The Avalanche Warning Service currently has only a small amount of information that has been collected in the high Alpine regions, so that the avalanche danger should be investigated especially thoroughly in the relevant locality.

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