Thursday 11.02.2021

Published 10 02 2021, 17:00

Danger level

Avalanche Problem
Wind-drifted snow
Gliding snow
Persistent weak layer

Fresh wind slabs represent the main danger. Gliding snow requires caution.

High altitudes and the high Alpine regions: The fresh snow and in particular the sometimes deep wind slabs can be released easily in all aspects. The number and size of avalanche prone locations will increase with altitude. On extremely steep sunny slopes individual loose snow avalanches are possible. Avalanches can also penetrate deep layers and reach dangerously large size. Weak layers in the upper part of the snowpack can still be released in some places by individual winter sport participants in particular in areas where the snow cover is rather shallow.
Low and intermediate altitudes: A latent danger of gliding avalanches exists. Areas with glide cracks are to be avoided as far as possible. As a consequence of a sometimes strong northerly foehn wind, sometimes avalanche prone wind slabs will form in the course of the day also below the tree line.


dp.6: cold, loose snow and wind
dp.2: gliding snow

2 to 10 cm of snow, and even more in some localities, fell on Wednesday above approximately 1500 m. The fresh wind slabs are lying on soft layers in all aspects above the tree line.
The old snowpack is moist, in particular at low and intermediate altitudes.
Avalanche prone weak layers exist in the centre of the snowpack in all aspects, in particular above approximately 2000 m.


Fresh wind slabs require caution. In addition a latent danger of gliding avalanches exists.