|| The avalanche hazard level is 3-considerable in the Rhêmes Valley and in the sector D due to the ongoing precipitation accompanied by winds also very strong from WNW, 2-moderate upward to 3-considerable on the rest of the territory because of the wind. |
Avalanche problems: fresh snow and wind-drifted snow.
Over 3000-3500 m ridges eroded due to the very strong winds, while at medium altitudes (between 2000 and 3000 m) a lot of loose snow that is easily transportable with widespread accumulation, even large.
Triggered avalanches: |
- above the limit of the forest, the passage of a single skier/hiker, can trigger superficial slabs, even of medium size, on steep slopes, at all expositions (given the very strong winds) - in particular on changes of inclination, entry of canals, but also in open slopes.
Attention - in the areas most affected by snowfall a layer of surface hoar is incorporated and constitutes a potential plane for the sliding of the fresh snow (except for the S exposures).
Natural avalanches: during the day natural avalanches, especially in the areas most affected by precipitation with
spontaneous avalanches are few and smaller in size.
- loose snow discharges from very steep slopes;
- slab avalanches, in some cases of medium size, which, when detached from high altitudes, may in individual cases reach the bottom of the valley, going a long way. Unfortunately, the avalanche channels are already partially obstructed, so a new avalanche could come out of the usual margins;
- under 2200-2000 m avalanches to the ground of wet snow, which in some cases could affect the road network.
Trend of the avalanche danger: rising throughout the region due to moderate snowfall and strong wind.
|| Critical slopes altitude and aspects
|| Rising avalanche danger during the day