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Avalanche danger forecast for
Monday 1/24/2022



AVALANCHE DANGER  

Wind slabs at high altitude. The fresh wind slabs are mostly small.

Monday 1/24/2022
  


   

Main avalanche problem: wind-drifted snow

The wind was moderate to strong in particular in the north and in the west.

The fresh and somewhat older wind slabs represent the main danger. Individual avalanche prone locations are to be found especially adjacent to ridgelines and in pass areas above approximately 2700 m. In extremely steep terrain the likelihood of avalanches being released is greater. The small wind slabs are clearly recognisable. The avalanches are shallow and can mostly only be released by large loads.

Natural avalanches are not to be expected.

In steep terrain there is a danger of falling on the hard crust. Restraint should be exercised because avalanches can sweep people along and give rise to falls. Locally useful rampants and crampons.áAttention also to the outcropping stones.


AVALANCHE DANGER TREND  Tuesday 25:    Wednesday 26:  

Steady. The conditions of stability are mostly favourable for snow sport activities.


GENERAL CONDITION
updated to 1/23/2022
 

In all regions less snow than usual is lying. In particular at low and intermediate altitudes from a snow sport perspective, insufficient snow is lying.

The snowpack is faceted. The fresh wind slabs have bonded well with the old snowpack in all aspects in all altitude zones. The weather conditions facilitated a strengthening of the snowpack in all aspects.

In the last few days hardly any more avalanches were observed.

Skiability is good on very steep slopes in the south in the second part of the day, fair on cold slopes which are however very marked.áVery often there is an alternation of more or less hard crusts, chalky snow with frozen sections and a few floury areas only in the most sheltered basins. In the bumps and near the ridges stones lurking.
Little/no snow in the lower parts: go up/down using the off roads.

Weather forecast

SNOW AND WEATHER CONDITIONS OF THE 7 LAST DAYS  
Monte Bianco Gran San Bernardo 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░ 55 issued on 1/23/2022 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