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Avalanche bulletin through Sunday, 21 December 2014

At elevated altitudes a considerable avalanche danger will be encountered in some regions

Edition: 20.12., 17:00 Next update: 21.12., 08:00 Validity

Level 1, low

Favourable situation

Individual avalanche prone locations are to be found in particular on extremely steep shady slopes.

Information on snowpack and weather

Level 3, considerable

Snow drifts, old snow

Avalanche prone locations
In particular in west to north to south facing aspects above approximately 2600m.

In particular in west to north to south facing aspects above approximately 2600m.

Danger description

Fresh and older snow drift accumulations are lying on the unfavourable surface of an old snowpack at elevated altitudes. Whumpfing sounds and the formation of shooting cracks when stepping on the snowpack serve as an alarm indicating the danger. Even single winter sport participants can release avalanches. These can in isolated cases reach medium size. Snow sport activities outside marked and open pistes call for experience in the assessment of avalanche danger.

Information on snowpack and weather

Level 1, low

Snow drifts

The small snow drift accumulations are in some cases prone to triggering in particular on very steep shady slopes and at elevated altitudes. Caution is to be exercised in particular in extremely steep terrain. Even a small avalanche can sweep snow sport participants along and give rise to falls.

Information on snowpack and weather

Level 2, moderate

Snow drifts, old snow

Avalanche prone locations
In all aspects above approximately 2400m.

In all aspects above approximately 2400m.

Danger description

Fresh and older snow drift accumulations are lying on the unfavourable surface of an old snowpack at elevated altitudes. They are to be found in particular in gullies and bowls, and behind abrupt changes in the terrain. Mostly the avalanches are only small. Defensive route selection is important.

Information on snowpack and weather

Level 2, moderate

Snow drifts, old snow

Avalanche prone locations
In all aspects above approximately 2200m.

In all aspects above approximately 2200m.

Danger description

Fresh and older snow drift accumulations are in some cases prone to triggering. Mostly avalanches are small. The prevalence of avalanche prone locations will increase with altitude. Careful route selection is advisable.

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