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Avalanche danger forecast for
Sunday 1/26/2020


 

AVALANCHE DANGER  

Hard snow, slide/fall danger

Sunday 1/26/2020
  

2200 m

   

Avalanche problem: wind-drifted snow.

Snowpack stable. The danger of slipping is higher than that of being involved in a avalanche. Crampons and ski-crampons are recommendedá

Triggered avalanches: especially along the border ridges, in the afternoon new soft accumulations are formed above 2200 m, especially at eastern exposures, near ridges and passes. A skier/hiker can easily trigger soft slabs, especially small, rarely medium (size 1 or 2). The biggest risk is being dragged down the slope.

Natural avalanches: unlikely. Possibly rare glide avalanches or small sluffs on very steep slopes.


AVALANCHE DANGER TREND  Monday 27:    Tuesday 28:  

rising from Monday afternoon: expected snowfall with wind.


GENERAL CONDITION
updated to 1/25/2020
 

Snow cover and Snowpack
Due to the long period without big snowfall, the snowcover locally starts to be scarce, it starts to be good over 2000 m.áIn the lateral valleys snow cover continue above 1700-1900 m at south, above 1300-1500 m at north. In the central area of the Region snow cover level is higher. Uprising in altitude, there are eroded areas especially above 2800 m, close to bumps and ridges.
Last night in the mountains 1-5 cm of fresh, soft and cold snow that hid some stones and restored a winter aspect, without changing the snowcover.
Good stability: generally snowpack without internal tensions.

Observed avalanches (last 24h): no one.

Skiing conditions: not so good.
Many slopes with hard snow from wind (N-NW) or from refreezing (steep S-SW): technically difficult uphill. The snow changes in a small space: old tracks, sastrugi, even non-load-bearing crust, etc. Some areas with soft snow (faceted crystals) in the cold slopes sheltered from the wind (NE-N-NW). Stones outcropping near ridges and hills.

Weather forecast

SNOW AND WEATHER CONDITIONS OF THE 7 LAST DAYS  
Monte Bianco Gran Paradiso Monte Rosa

EUROPEAN AVALANCHE DANGER SCALE Rising avalanche danger during the day
 
5
VERY HIGH
 
4
HIGH
 
3
CONSIDERABLE
 
2
MODERATE
 
1
LOW

TYPICAL AVALANCHE PROBLEMS   CRITICAL LOCATIONS
NEW SNOW
WIND-DRIFTED SNOW
PERSISTENT WEAK
LAYERS
WET SNOW
GLIDING SNOW
IN BLACK: THE MORE CRITICAL ASPECTS AND ELEVATIONS
Snow and avalanche bulletin n░ 66 issued on 1/25/2020 at 00:00 p.m.
Valid outside the ski runs controlled and managed by the ski resorts.
For an accurate interpretation of the Bulletin, go here