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Avalanche bulletin through Monday, 21 April 2014

Moderate avalanche danger will be encountered in some regions

Edition: 20.4., 17:00 Next update: 21.4., 17:00 Validity

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

The somewhat older snow drift accumulations are mostly small but can be released in isolated cases. Even a small avalanche can sweep snow sport participants along and give rise to falls. Backcountry touring and other off-piste activities call for careful route selection.

Wet avalanches

As a consequence of the rain mostly small natural wet avalanches are possible below approximately 2000 m.

Information on snowpack and weather

Level 2, moderate

Wet avalanches

Avalanche prone locations
In particular in west to north to east facing aspects at all altitudes.

In particular in west to north to east facing aspects at all altitudes.

Danger description

As a consequence of the rain more frequent mostly small full-depth and wet avalanches are possible.

Fresh snow

Avalanches can in some cases be released by people, but they will be small in most cases. Restraint should be exercised because avalanches can sweep people along and give rise to falls.

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 2200m.

In particular in west to north to east facing aspects above approximately 2200m.

Danger description

The fresh snow and snow drift accumulations of the last few days are in some cases still prone to triggering. The number and size of avalanche prone locations will increase with altitude.
High Alpine regions: Considerable avalanche danger will prevail, especially on very steep north facing slopes.
Backcountry touring and other off-piste activities call for experience in the assessment of avalanche danger and careful route selection.

Wet avalanches

As a consequence of the rain mostly small natural wet avalanches are possible below approximately 2000 m.

Information on snowpack and weather

Level 1, low

Snow drifts

Individual avalanche prone locations for dry avalanches are to be found in particular in extremely steep terrain. Restraint should be exercised because avalanches can sweep people along and give rise to falls.
High Alpine regions: Moderate avalanche danger will prevail. The snow drift accumulations of the last few days are in some cases still prone to triggering especially on very steep north facing slopes.

Wet avalanches

As a consequence of the rain mostly small natural wet avalanches are possible below approximately 2000 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