Friday 05.03.2021
Published04 03 2021, 17:00
Danger level
Avalanche Problem
Persistent weak layer


Wet snow



Moist snow slides and gliding avalanches are possible already in the early morning in isolated cases. Weakly bonded old snow on little-used, rather lightly snow-covered shady slopes.
As the moisture increases at any time small gliding avalanches and moist snow slides are possible. These avalanche prone locations are to be found on steep slopes of all aspects below approximately 2100 m.

Weak layers in the old snowpack can be released in isolated cases and mostly by large additional loads on little-used, rather lightly snow-covered shady slopes. Areas where the snow cover is rather shallow where hard layers are lying on a weakly bonded old snowpack are especially unfavourable. In very isolated cases the avalanches in these loacations are large.

Even a snow slide can sweep snow sport participants along and give rise to falls.
The snowpack will be in most cases stable.
2 to 5 cm of snow will fall above approximately 2000 m.
High altitudes: The snowpack is favourably layered; its surface consists of loosely bonded snow.
Intermediate altitudes: The surface of the snowpack will freeze very little and will already soften in the late morning.
At low altitude from a snow sport perspective, in most cases insufficient snow is lying.
Slight increase in danger of dry avalanches as a consequence of the new snow. Significant decrease in danger of moist avalanches as the temperature drops.