| Fresh snow. On Thursday 10-20 cm above 2000 m (snow/rain limit at 1200 m), above all in the NW and SW areas.|
The avalanche activity, both natural and artificial, has been important on Tuesday and Wednesday, then decreasing on Thursday and Friday. Still some loose snow avalanches and slabs of small/medium size.
Excellent refreeze in the morning and maximum temperatures slightly rising during Thursday and Friday.
The sun in March is strong, it humidifies the snow up to 2500-2800 m depending on the aspects, touching and warming up all the slopes, even the northern ones remained for long time cold, so the stability changes quickly during the day and depending on aspects and elevations.
To influence the snow pack dynamics of stability, the type of snow that characterizes the superficial layers: several layers of overlapped wind-drifted snow (at high altitude) or loose snow on weak layers at N or on melt and freeze crusts at sunny sides. It is therefore an unconsolidated snow on preferential sliding or breaking surfaces.
Moreover above 2500 m the wind during time has overloaded the slopes at all the aspects, in particular the N, E and S. So there are soft slabs, hidden by the new snow, and new windloads created by moderate SW and NW winds.
- from absent to discrete up to 1500 m;
- excellent from 1900 m to 2800 m;
- good above 2800 m, but less homogeneous, with partly eroded ridges, north walls exposed to ice and bumps and filled gullies.
In the lateral valleys you can put on your skis right from the bottom of the valley.
generally powdery snow, nice to ski above 2000-2200 m in humidification below 2500 m. In high mountains, different areas with snow re-worked by the wind. The fresh snow is not always sufficient to cover the old traces, on the southern slopes laying on a melt and freeze crust up to 2500 m.