High pressure week
This week has been characterized by mostly sunny days. We are in a middle phase, in between winter condition and spring condition. It’s possible to find all the possible skiing condition, powder, crust and even spring condition. These last days skiing is becoming always better.
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. Also wet snow is a problem, leaving early is becoming a rule.
Except for the alpine terrain, the snow surface had several melt-freeze cycles and the middle part is moist. Above treeline the snow cover is strongly wind affected. Especially on shaded slopes, within the snow cover, persistent weak layers formed, which slow a good snowpack consolidation
Friday: cloudy with strong North-Western wind
Saturday: overcast with light precipitation and strong North-Western wind
Sunday: sunny with high cloud
Monday: sunny with high cloud
Tuesday: sunny with increasing cloudiness towards evening
Wednesday: 1-5 cm snowfall
Thursday: 5-10 cm at high altitude in Forcola area