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Avalanche bulletin through Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Moderate avalanche danger will be encountered over a wide area

Edition: 21.2., 17:00 Next update: 22.2., 08:00 Validity

Level 2, moderate

Snow drifts

Avalanche prone locations
In particular in west to north to southeast facing aspects above approximately 2000m.

In particular in west to north to southeast facing aspects above approximately 2000m.

Danger description

The fresh and somewhat older snow drift accumulations are prone to triggering. They are to be found in particular in gullies and bowls, and behind abrupt changes in the terrain. Avalanche prone locations are to be found also adjacent to the ridge line in all aspects, in particular at elevated altitudes. Mostly avalanches are small but can be released in some cases even by a single winter sport participant. Careful route selection is important.

Wet avalanches

Mostly small full-depth and wet avalanches are possible. This applies in all aspects below approximately 2200 m.

Information on snowpack and weather

Level 1, low

Old snow

Individual avalanche prone locations for dry avalanches are to be found in particular 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

Level 2, moderate

Old snow, snow drifts

Avalanche prone locations
In particular in west to north to southeast facing aspects above approximately 2200m.

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

Danger description

Avalanches can be released in near-surface layers, in particular by large additional loads. These avalanche prone locations are to be found especially at transitions from a shallow to a deep snowpack, when entering gullies and bowls for example.
Fresh snow drift accumulations are to be found adjacent to the ridge line in all aspects. They are mostly small but in some cases prone to triggering.
Careful route selection is recommended.

Wet avalanches

Mostly small full-depth and wet avalanches are possible. This applies in all aspects below approximately 2200 m.

Information on snowpack and weather

Level 1, low

Wet avalanches

Mostly small full-depth and wet avalanches are possible. This applies in all aspects. Restraint should be exercised because avalanches can sweep people along and give rise to falls.

Information on snowpack and weather

Level 2, moderate

Old snow, snow drifts

Avalanche prone locations
In particular in west to north to southeast facing aspects above approximately 2200m.

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

Danger description

Weak layers deep in the old snowpack can be released by a single winter sport participant in particular on shady slopes, especially in little used backcountry terrain. The avalanche prone locations are rare but barely recognisable, even to the trained eye. Avalanches can in isolated cases reach medium size.
Fresh snow drift accumulations are to be found adjacent to the ridge line in all aspects, especially at elevated altitudes. They are mostly small but in some cases prone to triggering.
Backcountry touring and other off-piste activities call for defensive route selection. Maintaining distances between individuals and one-at-a-time descents are recommended.

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