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Avalanche bulletin through Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Considerable avalanche danger will be encountered over a wide area

Edition: 31.3., 17:00 Next update: 1.4., 08:00 Validity

Level 3, considerable

Fresh snow and snow drifts, old snow

Avalanche prone locations
In all aspects above approximately 2000m.

In all aspects above approximately 2000m.

Danger description

The fresh snow and snow drift accumulations of the last few days represent the main danger. Even single persons can release avalanches easily, including dangerously large ones. Small and medium-sized natural avalanches are possible.
Northern Alpine ridge from the Jungfrau to the Tödi as well as Lower Engadine: Individual large natural avalanches are possible. Exposed parts of transportation routes can be endangered in particular here.
The inneralpine regions of both Valais and Grisons, Lower Engadine and Val Müstair: In some places avalanches can penetrate deep layers.
The conditions are dangerous for snow sport activities outside marked and open pistes.

Wet avalanches

Individual wet avalanches are possible, in particular below approximately 2200 m.

Information on snowpack and weather

Level 2, moderate

Snow drifts

Avalanche prone locations
In all aspects above approximately 2000m.

In all aspects above approximately 2000m.

Danger description

As a consequence of the strong wind mostly small snow drift accumulations have formed. Even single persons can release avalanches. The number and size of avalanche prone locations will increase with altitude. Ski touring calls for careful route selection.

Information on snowpack and weather

Level 3, considerable

Fresh snow and snow drifts

Avalanche prone locations
In all aspects above approximately 1800m.

In all aspects above approximately 1800m.

Danger description

The snow drift accumulations of the last few days represent the main danger. They can be released, even by a single winter sport participant and reach medium size. Backcountry touring and other off-piste activities call for experience in the assessment of avalanche danger.

Wet avalanches

Individual wet avalanches are possible, in particular below approximately 2200 m.

Information on snowpack and weather

Level 3, considerable

Fresh snow and snow drifts

Avalanche prone locations
In all aspects above approximately 2200m.

In all aspects above approximately 2200m.

Danger description

The snow drift accumulations of the last few days represent the main danger. Even single persons can release avalanches easily. The number and size of avalanche prone locations will increase with altitude. Backcountry touring and other off-piste activities call for experience in the assessment of avalanche danger.

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