SCHNEE- UND LAWINENBERICHTE

FEBRUARY THE 17TH – FEBRUARY THE 24TH 2017: weekly report of freeride conditions

Amazing sunny week and spring-like temperature

SNOW QUALITY

This week has been freak. There have been 3-4 days of spring-like temperature who melted the snow surface. With night freeze a crust is forming and becoming thicker and harder. It’s anyway possible to find powder on Northern face or soft windy snow on all the aspects.


SNOWPACK STABILITY AND AVALANCHE OBSERVATIONS

Avalanche danger level has been 2 moderate. Main problems were snow drift on all aspects and persistent weak layers on the shaded slopes. The last problem is particularly difficult to evaluate and requires lot of experience.  There have been some spontaneous avalanches of loose dry snow, mainly on Northern slopes. Others avalanches have been triggered on all aspects by the loading of a single person.


SNOWPACK

Above tree line the new snow stand on a strongly wind affected cover. Especially on shaded slopes, within the snow cover, persistent weak layers formed, which slow a good snowpack consolidation.

 

WEATHER FORECAST

Friday: sunny

Saturday: sunny

Sunday: sunny

Monday: firstly cloudy then sunny

Tuesday: firstly cloudy then sunny

Wednesday: mainly sunny

Thursday: sunny with increasing cloudiness towards evening