Monday 16 12 2019

Published 15 12 2019, 17:00

Sexten Dolomites, Latemar, Val Müstair Alps, Langtaufers, Schnals Ridge, Southern Stubai Alps, Southern Zillertal Alps and High Tauern, Saldurn-Mastaun Ridge, Texel Mountains, Southern Adamello, Sarntal Alps, Adamello - Presanella, Western Pfunderer Mountains, Northern Brenta - Peller, Bondone and Stivo, Folgaria - Laverone, Southern Brenta, Southern Lagorai, Northern Lagorai, Maddalene, Pine' - Mocheni Valley, Eastern Pfunderer Mountains, Durreck Range, Western Rieserferner Mountains, Western Deferegger Alps, Ortler Range, Ulten Valley, Eastern Nonsberger Alps, Northern Dolomites of Fiemme, Gröden Dolomites, Primiero - Pale di S. Martino, Prags Dolomites, Prealps, Cembra Valley, Vallarsa, Western Nonsberg Alps, Fassa Valley, Sole, Pejo and Rabbi, Ledro Valley, Paganella, Marzola - Valsugana

Danger level
Danger Level 2 - Moderate above the treeline
Danger Level 1 - Low above the treeline
Avalanche Problem
Wind-drifted snow above the treeline, N-NE-E-SE-S-SW-W-NW

Wind slabs are to be evaluated critically.

As a consequence of a strong to storm force wind, sometimes easily released wind slabs will form in particular above the tree line. The avalanche prone locations are to be found adjacent to ridgelines and in gullies and bowls, and behind abrupt changes in the terrain. The wind slabs must be evaluated with care and prudence in particular on steep shady slopes. Mostly avalanches are medium-sized. The number and size of avalanche prone locations will increase with altitude. Snow sport activities outside marked and open pistes call for experience in the assessment of avalanche danger.


dp 6: cold, loose snow and wind

The wind will be strong to storm force. The fresh and older wind slabs are lying on soft layers in particular on shady slopes at intermediate and high altitudes. They are bonding poorly with the old snowpack above the tree line.


The avalanche danger will persist.