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Avalanche bulletin through Saturday, 29 November 2014

From Zermatt to the Valle Maggia a considerable avalanche danger will prevail

Edition: 28.11., 17:00 Next update: 29.11., 17:00 Validity

Level 1, low

Snow drifts

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.

Full-depth avalanches

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.

Information on snowpack and weather

Level 2, moderate

Fresh snow and snow drifts

Avalanche prone locations
In particular in west to north to east facing aspects above approximately 2400m.

In particular in west to north to east facing aspects above approximately 2400m.

Danger description

As a consequence of the southerly wind snow drift accumulations have formed. These are covered with fresh snow in some cases and therefore difficult to recognise. They are mostly only small but can in some cases be released easily. The snow drift accumulations are to be evaluated with care and prudence in steep terrain.

Full-depth avalanches

Below approximately 2600 m more small and, in isolated cases, medium-sized full-depth avalanches are possible.

Information on snowpack and weather

Level 3, considerable

Fresh snow and snow drifts

Avalanche prone locations
In particular in west to north to east facing aspects above approximately 2400m.

In particular in west to north to east facing aspects above approximately 2400m.

Danger description

The fresh snow and snow drift accumulations are prone to triggering. The snow drift accumulations are covered with fresh snow in some cases and therefore difficult to recognise. Single winter sport participants can release avalanches. Caution is to be exercised in particular along the border between Valais and Italy, in Val Bedretto and in the Upper Valle Maggia. Ski touring calls for experience in the assessment of avalanche danger.

Full-depth avalanches

Below approximately 2600 m more small and, in isolated cases, medium-sized full-depth avalanches are possible.

Information on snowpack and weather

Level 2, moderate

Snow drifts

Avalanche prone locations
In particular in west to north to east facing aspects above approximately 2500m.

In particular in west to north to east facing aspects above approximately 2500m.

Danger description

As a consequence of the southerly wind snow drift accumulations have formed. This applies in particular on north facing slopes above approximately 2500 m. The snow drift accumulations are clearly recognisable to the trained eye. They are mostly only small but in some cases prone to triggering. The snow drift accumulations are to be evaluated with care and prudence in very steep terrain. Meticulous route selection is important.

Full-depth avalanches

In particular in the central part of the main Alpine ridge and in Avers more small and, in isolated cases, medium-sized full-depth avalanches are possible below approximately 2600 m.

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