Currently the snow is fairly poor in the central valley, but the recent snowfall has again whitened the landscape above 1000 m. In the lateral valleys the snow is continuous from the valley floor.
The intensity of the north-western winds, especially at high altitudes and close to ridges and hills, has moved a large part of the fresh snow away, bringing again to the surface old snow and soil. While at the intermediate altitudes, soft accumulations have formed, on average 40-50 cm thick.
Avalanches observed (last 48h)
Some small/medium natural release avalanches of wet snow, especially from very steep sunny slopes, close to the rocky bars. Some small/medium-sized avalanches triggered at the passage of a single skier, released above 2200 m, mainly at south-eastern aspects, in areas of evident accumulation. The superficial slabs (recent snow releasing on inner crusts), once triggered, slide little.
Skiing conditions: good in the north-west
At north sides, dry powder snow: even if pressed by the wind above the treeline and although the hard bottom is felt by the ski at times, it is very nice to ski. At southern aspects the recent snow is in rapid humidification, with melt and freeze crusts in formation.
Below about 2500 m, hard and slippery slabs (old crusts from rain melt/freeze and wind) still outcrop on the bumps, while climbing towards ridges and hills there are hard old snow, rocks and bare soil.