SNOW AND AVALANCHE REPORTS

FEBRUARY THE 16nd – FEBRUARY THE 22th 2018: weekly report of freeride conditions

Clear sky and sunny days
SNOW QUALITY

This week has been sunny. Wind blew from all the aspects. In the alpine terrain snow has been wind affected. Above the treeline there is still powder and soft snow. On Southern aspect a melt freeze crust formed on the snow syrface

SNOWPACK STABILITY AND AVALANCHE OBSERVATIONS

The avalanches danger has been 2 moderate. On all the aspects there are snow drift accumulations which are consolidating. Natural avalanches activity has not been recorded. Some small sized wind drift accumulations have been triggered by the loading of a single person.

SNOWPACK

Above the treeline, the snow cover has been wind affected: ridges are almost complitely snow free whereas gullies are full of snow. The middle part of the snowpack is well consolidated whereas the base is made up by persistent weak layers. On Southern aspects, a melt-freeze crust formed on the snow surface.

WEATHER

This week has been mainly sunny. The wind has been always moderate blowing from all the aspects.