||Avalanche triggering probability
||Consequences for transportation routes and settlements / recommendations
||Consequences for persons outside secured zones / recommendations
|5 very high
||The snowpack is poorly bonded and largely unstable in general.
||Numerous large-sized and often very large-sized natural avalanches can be expected, even in moderately steep terrain.
||Acute danger.Comprehensive safety measures.
||Highly unfavourable conditions. Avoid open terrain.
||The snowpack is poorly bonded on most steep slopes 1.
||Triggering is likely even from low additional loads 2 on many steep slopes. In some cases, numerous medium-sized and often large-sized natural avalanches can be expected.
||Many exposed sectors are endangered. Safety measures recommended in those places.
||Unfavourable conditions.Extensive experience in the assessment of avalanche danger is required. Remain in moderately steep terrain / heed avalanche run out zones.
||The snowpack is moderately to poorly bonded on many steep slopes 1.
||Triggering is possible, even from low additional loads 2 particularly on the indicated steep slopes. In some cases medium-sized, in isolated cases large-sized natural avalanches are possible.
||Isolated exposed sectors are endangered.Some safety measures recommended in those places.
||Partially unfavourable conditions.Experience in the assessment of avalanche danger is required. Steep slopes of indicated aspects and altitude zones should be avoided if possible.
||The snowpack is only moderately well bonded on some steep slopes 1, otherwise well bonded in general.
||Triggering is possible primarily from high additional loads 2, particularly on the indicated steep slopes. Large-sized natural avalanches are unlikely.
||Low danger of natural avalanches.
||Mostly favourable conditions. Careful route selection, especially on steep slopes of indicated aspects and altitude zones.
||The snowpack is well bonded and stable in general.
||Triggering is generally possible only from high additional loads 2 in isolated areas of very steep, extreme terrain. Only sluffs and small-sized natural avalanches are possible.
||Generally safe conditions.