Snow drifts, old snow
Avalanche prone locations
In particular in west to north to east facing aspects above approximately 2200m.
The rather small snow drift accumulations of the last few days represent the main danger. They can be released by a single winter sport participant in isolated cases. The avalanche prone locations are to be found in particular in gullies and bowls and adjacent to the ridge line and in pass areas in all aspects. At elevated altitudes the prevalence and size of the avalanche prone locations will increase. Careful route selection is recommended.
The inneralpine regions of Valais and northern Grisons: Additionally in isolated cases avalanches can be triggered in near-ground layers and reach dangerously large size. This applies in particular on very steep shady slopes and in little used backcountry terrain.
Wet avalanches as day progresses
As a consequence of warming during the day and solar radiation moist snow slides and avalanches are to be expected, especially on very steep south facing slopes below approximately 2200 m.