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Avalanche bulletin for Saturday, 25 March 2017

Considerable avalanche danger will be encountered in some regions. Snow drifts and weakly bonded old snow require caution

Edition: 25.3., 08:00 Next update: 25.3., 17:00 Validity

Level 1, low

Snow drifts

Individual avalanche prone locations for dry avalanches are to be found in particular on extremely steep shady slopes, especially at high altitude. Even a small avalanche can sweep snow sport participants along and give rise to falls.

Wet avalanches as day progresses

The danger of full-depth and wet avalanches will increase during the day, reaching danger level 2 (moderate). Mostly small full-depth and wet avalanches are to be expected, especially on very steep east, south and west facing slopes.

Information on snowpack and weather

Level 3, considerable

Snow drifts, old snow

Avalanche prone locations
In all aspects above approximately 2400m.

In all aspects above approximately 2400m.

Danger description

The fresh snow and snow drift accumulations of the last few days are in some cases prone to triggering. Single snow sport participants can release avalanches. These can in some cases penetrate deep layers and reach dangerously large size. This applies in particular on west, north and east facing slopes. Off-piste activities call for experience in the assessment of avalanche danger.

Wet avalanches as day progresses

Small to medium-sized full-depth and wet avalanches are to be expected below approximately 2400 m, especially on very steep east, south and west facing slopes.

Information on snowpack and weather

Level 3, considerable

Fresh snow and snow drifts, old snow

Avalanche prone locations
In all aspects above approximately 2200m.

In all 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. Single backcountry tourers or freeriders can release avalanches. These can in isolated cases release deeper layers of the snowpack and reach dangerously large size. This applies in particular on west, north and east facing slopes. The conditions are precarious for snow sport activities outside marked and open pistes.

Wet avalanches as day progresses

Small to medium-sized full-depth and wet avalanches are to be expected below approximately 2200 m.

Information on snowpack and weather

Level 2, moderate

Snow drifts

Avalanche prone locations
In particular in west to north to east facing aspects above approximately 2400m.

In particular in west to north to east facing aspects above approximately 2400m.

Danger description

The mostly small snow drift accumulations of the last few days are in some cases prone to triggering. They are to be evaluated with care and prudence in steep terrain. The avalanche prone locations are to be found in particular adjacent to the ridge line and in gullies and bowls.

Wet avalanches as day progresses

In the afternoon as a consequence of warming during the day and solar radiation there will be an increase in the danger of wet and full-depth avalanches to level 3 (considerable). Small and medium-sized full-depth and wet avalanches are to be expected below approximately 2400 m, especially on very steep east, south and west facing slopes.

Information on snowpack and weather

Level 2, moderate

Old snow, 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

Avalanches can be released in deep layers, even by small loads in isolated cases. Caution is to be exercised in particular on steep, rather lightly snow-covered shady slopes in little used backcountry terrain. These avalanche prone locations are rare but barely recognisable, even to the trained eye. Avalanches can reach medium size. Very steep slopes are to be traversed by snow sport participants one at a time.
Fresh snow drift accumulations are to be evaluated with care and prudence in steep terrain. These are mostly only small. They are to be found in particular adjacent to the ridge line and in gullies and bowls.

Wet avalanches as day progresses

In the afternoon as a consequence of warming during the day and solar radiation there will be an increase in the danger of wet and full-depth avalanches to level 3 (considerable). Small and medium-sized full-depth and wet avalanches are to be expected below approximately 2400 m, especially on very steep east, south and west facing slopes.

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