Fresh snow on Sunday and Monday, already partially settled
Difficult to reported right quantities of fresh snow because the snow has been drifted by very strong north-western winds. Greater quantities of snow along the northern border ridges between Mont Blanc and Matterhorn: 60-80 cm at 2000 m. Moving to the south-east the quantities drop from 20-30 up to a few cm.
Stability improved thanks to today's increasing temperature (sun + 0t ° 2700 m) and to the weight of the most big wind loads.
The problem is superficial and linked to new wind loads that can slip on the old and hard snowpack or, more deep, on a layer of faceted crystals.
Snow is absent in the valley bottom and little in the middle mountain. Good snowfall only above 2200-2400 m, but the snowpack is not homogeneous because it is strongly driftned by wind with eroded areas even up to the ground.
Avalanches in the last 24 hours
Many sluffs and slab avalanches of medium sizem aminly at est aspects, but in number and size smaller than expected.
In the north of the region triggering on the north aspect of a large and thick slab.
Skiing conditions: bad to good, frequently variable in few meters.
It is possible to wear the skis above 1800-2300 m, better to choose skitours with roads that lead at higher altitude.
In the northwest, over these levels, you ski on a layer of new cold snow beautifull to skiing.
Going towards the south-east of the region you can ski on crusts of various kinds both by wind and by refreezing, hard and irregular (Useful crampons or ski crampons).