SCHNEE- UND LAWINENBERICHTE

JANUARY THE 5TH – JANUARY THE 11TH 2018: weekly report of freeride conditions

High pressure… sunny and clear sky!
SNOW QUALITY

This week has been amazing. After the last week snowfall, high pressure came bringing stationary weather with sun shining. For the first time this winter the wind calmed down allowing to spend wonderful outdoor days.

SNOWPACK STABILITY AND AVALANCHE OBSERVATIONS

The avalanches danger went from 3 considerable to 2 moderate. On all the aspects there are snow drift accumulations which are consolidating. Natural avalanches activity has not been recorded; Some medium size avalanches have been triggered by freeriders.

SNOWPACK

Above the treeline, the snow cover has been wind affected. The snowpack base is made up by persistent weak layers. Where the snow cover is thicker, the middle part of the snow cover is well consolidated. Below the treeline, on Southern aspects, there is a melt freeze crust.

WEATHER

Weather was stable, sunny days and clear sky. The wind went off and temperature changed from mild to severe.