Avalanche problems: wind-drifted snow and wet snow.
End of the snowfall in the morning. Strong northwesterly winds at high altitude and zero temperatures at 2900 m.
The danger is greater in the western sectors, from the Val di Rhŕmes to the Gran San Bernardo; it decreases moving towards south/east where there are less accumulations.
Triggered avalanches: above 2000-2200 m, on the steep slopes, a skier/hiker can trigger soft slab avalanches, of small/medium size. The wind accumulations are mostly located close to ridges, in basins and gullies, at all aspects.
On the slopes much more exposed to winds and in the central-eastern areas of the region, the main danger is to fall/slide on the hard snow surface, strongly hardened by sun and rain. Useful crampons.
Natural release avalanches: loose snow avalanches of moistened snow, especially from sunny slopes. Superficial slabs, of small/medium size, mainly on the steep slopes, above 2200-2500 m.