The avalanche problems are: wind-drifted snow and persistent weak layers.
The avalanche danger is 3-considerable in the north of the Region in the bordering areas and it rapidly drops getting away from these areas, 2-moderate in the west, south and east of the Region, 1-weak in the south-east.
Aspects to be evaluated for off-piste and ski-touring activities:
- recent small accumulations, mainly in the north of the Region, well visible and located especially above 2500 m close to ridges and passes;
- between 2100 and 2800 m on the northern slopes, there is a hidden instability in the deep snowpack: the old windloads are clearly visible and often stable, but in punctual areas one or more skiers can trigger a slabs, even thick and medium sized. The critical points are located between low and high thickness of snow. Whoom sounds are warning signs.
Spontaneous avalanche activity absent.
Going through the south-east of the Region the windloads are much smaller in terms of thickness and number and it is rare that a fracture propagation can occur and release a slab.
The danger of slipping or falling on hard and smooth crusts is greater than the avalanche danger. Needful crampons or ski crampons.