Fresh snow drift accumulations are only small but can in some cases be released easily. They are to be found above approximately 2500 m, in particular on north facing slopes. The snow drift accumulations are easy for the trained eye to recognise. They are to be evaluated with care and prudence in terrain where there is a danger of falling.
On steep grassy slopes full-depth avalanches are possible. This applies in particular in Upper Engadine, in the Grisons southern valleys and in Sotto Ceneri.