Old snow, snow drifts
Avalanche prone locations
In particular in west to north to east facing aspects above approximately 2200m.
Avalanches can be released in deep layers, even by small loads in isolated cases. Caution is to be exercised in particular on steep, rather lightly snow-covered shady slopes in little used backcountry terrain. These avalanche prone locations are rare but barely recognisable, even to the trained eye. Avalanches can reach medium size. Very steep slopes are to be traversed by snow sport participants one at a time.
Fresh snow drift accumulations are to be evaluated with care and prudence in steep terrain. These are mostly only small. They are to be found in particular adjacent to the ridge line and in gullies and bowls.
Wet avalanches as day progresses
In the afternoon as a consequence of warming during the day and solar radiation there will be an increase in the danger of wet and full-depth avalanches to level 3 (considerable). Small and medium-sized full-depth and wet avalanches are to be expected below approximately 2400 m, especially on very steep east, south and west facing slopes.
Information on snowpack and weather