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Avalanche bulletin through Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Considerable avalanche danger will be encountered in some regions

Edition: 24.1., 17:00 Next update: 25.1., 08:00 Validity

Level 2, moderate

Snow drifts, old snow

Avalanche prone locations
In particular in west to north to east facing aspects above approximately 1800m.

In particular in west to north to east facing aspects above approximately 1800m.

Danger description

The mostly small snow drift accumulations of the weekend can still be released in some cases. They are easy to recognise.
Avalanches can in some places be released in the weakly bonded old snow, especially on north facing slopes above approximately 2000 m. They can reach dangerously large size. These avalanche prone locations are rather rare but barely recognisable. Caution is to be exercised in areas where the snow cover is rather shallow as well as at transitions from a shallow to a deep snowpack.
Careful route selection and spacing between individuals are recommended.

Information on snowpack and weather

Level 1, low

Old snow

Individual avalanche prone locations are to be found especially on extremely steep shady slopes and in gullies and bowls. Restraint should be exercised because avalanches can sweep people along and give rise to falls.

Information on snowpack and weather

Level 3, considerable

Old snow

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

Distinct weak layers in the old snowpack necessitate caution. Single winter sport participants can release avalanches. This applies especially in little used backcountry terrain. Avalanches can reach dangerously large size. The avalanche prone locations are difficult to recognise. Whumpfing sounds and the formation of shooting cracks when stepping on the snowpack can indicate the danger. Snow sport activities outside marked and open pistes call for experience in the assessment of avalanche danger and caution.

Information on snowpack and weather

Level 2, moderate

Old snow

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

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

Danger description

Avalanches can in isolated cases be released in the weakly bonded old snow by people. Whumpfing sounds can indicate the danger. The avalanche prone locations are rather rare but barely recognisable. Caution is to be exercised in areas where the snow cover is rather shallow as well as at transitions from a shallow to a deep snowpack. Careful route selection and spacing between individuals are recommended.

Information on snowpack and weather

Level 2, moderate

Old snow

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

Avalanches can in some places be released, mostly by large loads. Caution is to be exercised in areas where the snow cover is rather shallow as well as at transitions from a shallow to a deep snowpack, when entering gullies and bowls for example. In isolated cases avalanches can penetrate deep layers. This applies in particular on north facing slopes above approximately 2200 m. Careful route selection is 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