Snow cover and snowpack
In general, snow cover is better at mid-mountain altitudes and is more uneven above 2500 m, with eroded bumps, full hollows and valleys. The center of the valley and the areas of Gran Paradiso have less snow.
Above 2300 m at all aspects there are widespread persistent weak basal layers, not active at the moment.
Possible weak layer just above or just below the sand freeze crust.
Good freezing in the morning and poor humidification during the day due to high cloud cover
Avalanches observed over the last 24h
Sluffs of damp/wet snow above 2300 m on the sunny slopes.
Steep southern slopes: up to 2800-3000 m spring snow, frozen in the morning (the use of knives is recommended), then gradually softer.
North slopes, especially in the west of the Region: still powdery or chalky snow.
Other aspects and altitudes: wind or refreeze crusts, difficult to ski.