The snow cover remains irregular, it decreases in the center of the valley and moving eastwards. The sunny slopes have much less snow, even at mid-mountain altitudes, than those in the shadow. Below 2000 m the snow cover is very scarce. It improves with altitude, especially in the north-west, but even here the action of the wind has worked a lot the fresh snow.
Stability is good in the old snowpack. In the NW sector, the recent snow, associated with the action of the wind, causes surface instability, especially where the new accumulations rest on very smooth surfaces (rain or melt). These accumulations are generally soft, or poorly compacted by the wind, just close to ridges and passes the wind has hardened them more. The internal and basal layers are composed of faceted crystals and depth hoar, partly rounded, on the cold slopes and of freezing crusts of various thickness on the southern slopes.
Avalanches reported last 24h
No avalanche reported.
Variable according to the zones. Especially improved in the north-west, where recent snow is cold, powder or a little compacted by the wind. On the sunniest very steep slopes, the surface humidifies during the day and crusts begin to form at different altitudes. Where the wind has blown the most and where it has snowed the less the old crusts, very hard and smooth, or the eroded bumps outcrop: here the crampons are still useful and beware stones or roughness, just hidden by the fresh snow.