SNOW AND AVALANCHE REPORTS

15 APRILE – 21 APRILE 2017: Report settimanale delle condizioni per il Freeride

Cold came back with unstable weather and strong Northern wind

SNOW QUALITY

This week has been characterized by sunny days and unstable weather. Skiing in these days it’is very nice. There is spring firn, very funny in the second part of the morning, before the complete melting

 

 

SNOWPACK STABILITY AND AVALANCHE OBSERVATIONS

The danger level has been 1 low below the treeline due to the lack of snow, while, in the treeline and in alpine terrain it has been variable, 1 low in the morning, increasing to 2 moderate with the daily warming. There haven’t been observed avalanches. Due to the low temperature, the snow, despite it’ moist, it has been compact for the most part of the days. Conditions for the excursions are pretty well.

 

SNOWPACK

Except for the Northern slopes in alpine terrain, the snow surface had several melt-freeze cycles and the middle part is moist. In alpine terrain, on shaded slopes, within the snow cover, persistent weak layers are still recorded, which slow a good snowpack consolidation. Below treeline the snow cover thickness is shallow or null.

 

 

WEATHER FORECAST

Friday: variably cloudy

Saturday: light precipitation and strong Northern wind

Sunday: light precipitation and strong Northern wind

Monday: overcast with light snowfall

Tuesday: light precipitation and strong Northern wind

Wednesday: sunny and windy

Thursday: sunny with moderate Northern wind