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Avalanche bulletin through Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Snow drifts represent the main danger

Edition: 3.5., 17:00 Next update: 4.5., 17:00 Validity

Level 2, moderate

Snow drifts

Avalanche prone locations
In all aspects above approximately 2400m.

In all aspects above approximately 2400m.

Danger description

Fresh and somewhat older snow drift accumulations represent the main danger. They are mostly small but can in some cases be released easily. The avalanche prone locations are to be found in particular in gullies and bowls, and behind abrupt changes in the terrain. The number and size of avalanche prone locations will increase with altitude. Ski touring calls for careful route selection.

Wet avalanches as day progresses

On very steep slopes mostly small moist snow slides and avalanches are to be expected, this applies as the day progresses.

Information on snowpack and weather

Level 1, low

Snow drifts

Somewhat older snow drift accumulations are to be evaluated with care and prudence in particular in extreme terrain. Apart from the danger of being buried, restraint should be exercised in particular in view of the danger of avalanches sweeping people along and giving rise to falls.

Wet avalanches as day progresses

On very steep slopes individual moist snow slides and avalanches are possible.

Information on snowpack and weather

Level 2, moderate

Snow drifts

Avalanche prone locations
In all aspects above approximately 2200m.

In all aspects above approximately 2200m.

Danger description

Fresh and somewhat older snow drift accumulations represent the main danger.
Fresh snow drift accumulations are mostly small but can be released easily. The somewhat older snow drift accumulations are covered with fresh snow in some cases and therefore difficult to recognise.
The number and size of avalanche prone locations will increase with altitude. Ski touring calls for careful route selection.

Wet avalanches as day progresses

On very steep slopes mostly small moist snow slides and avalanches are to be expected, this applies as the day progresses.

Information on snowpack and weather

Level 1, low

Favourable situation

Individual avalanche prone locations are to be found especially in extremely steep terrain. Apart from the danger of being buried, restraint should be exercised in particular in view of the danger of avalanches sweeping people along and giving rise to falls.

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