Snow cover and snowpack
Improved but still poor especially in the central area of the valley and in the areas of Gran Paradiso and Valpelline where stones or shrubs can still be seen below 2000 m. Better at higher altitudes.
Above 2300-2500 m the snowpack was partly redistributed by the winds with eroded bumps and ridges alternating with channels with more snow. As you get closer to the summit ridges, the accumulations are thicker and harder. As you get closer to the summit ridges the accumulations are harder.
Especially on cold slopes, the snowpack has an unfavourable basal structure due to the presence of weak layers.á
Thanks to the cold, however, the slabs that were present are disintegrating.
However, conditions are changing rapidly, first of all along the NW and N border ridge, due to the strong winds and new snow expected this afternoon.
Avalanches observed last 48h
Sluffs from very steep slopes / rocky bars in the sun above 2600 m.
Nice powder snow thanks to the low temperatures. But still pay attention to touch stones or shrubs to the shallow depths below 2000-2200 m and near ridges and bumps more eroded by the wind.