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Avalanche danger forecast for
Friday 1/28/2022



AVALANCHE DANGER  

The snowpack will be in most cases stable.††
As a consequence of the moderate to strong northwesterly wind, fresh snow drift accumulations will form during the next few days.

Friday 1/28/2022
  

> 2700 m

   

The mostly small wind slabs can be released in isolated cases, but mostly only by large additional loads, especially on very steep south, southeast facing slopes above approximately 2700 m. Individual avalanche prone locations are to be found in particular in gullies and bowls, and behind abrupt changes in the terrain. The avalanches are shallow.†

Natural avalanches are not to be expected.†††

The backcountry touring conditions are generally favourable. 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.


AVALANCHE DANGER TREND  Saturday 29:    Sunday 30:  

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


GENERAL CONDITION
updated to 1/27/2022
 

In all regions in all altitude zones less snow than usual is lying. In particular at lower altitudes from a snow sport perspective, in most cases insufficient snow is lying.†††

The snowpack will be generally stable. The meteorological conditions facilitated a gradual strengthening of the snowpack in all aspects. The wind slabs have bonded quite well with the old snowpack in all aspects and in all altitude zones.†††

The old snowpack is faceted. This applies especially on shady slopes in all altitude zones.†††

On steep sunny slopes a little snow is lying. The snowpack is stable and its surface has a strong crust.†

In the last ten days hardly any more avalanches were reported.

Skiability is fair: cold slopes are very tracked, with an alternation of more or less hard crusts, chalky snow with frozen sections and a few powder areas only in the most sheltered basins; on very steep south slopes the snowpack is springtime type.
Very often there is little/no snow in the lower parts: go up/down using the off roads. In general pay attention to outcropping stones.

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 nį 59 issued on 1/27/2022 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