Monday 11.01.2021
Published10 01 2021, 17:00
Danger level
Avalanche Problem
Wind-drifted snow


New snow


New snow and wind slabs represent the main danger. The conditions are dangerous for ski touring, freeriding and snowshoe hiking outside marked and open pistes.
The extensive wind slabs can be released very easily on northeast to south to west facing aspects at intermediate and high altitudes. Sometimes the avalanches in these regions are medium-sized. The new snow of the last two days can be released by a single winter sport participant in all aspects above the tree line.
In many cases these are small. As a consequence of warming during the day and solar radiation small and, in isolated cases, medium-sized dry loose snow avalanches are possible in all altitude zones.
Over a wide area 20 to 30 cm of snow fell in the last two days in all altitude zones. As a consequence of the light to moderate northerly wind, fresh snow drift accumulations will form in the course of the day. Over a wide area new snow and wind slabs are lying on old snow containing large grains. In its middle, the snowpack is favourably layered.
Backcountry touring and other off-piste activities call for extensive experience and great restraint.
The danger of dry avalanches will persist.