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.