Sexten Dolomites, Eastern Pfunderer Mountains, Durreck Range, Western Rieserferner Mountains, Val Müstair Alps, Western Deferegger Alps, Langtaufers, Ortler Range, Schnals Ridge, Southern Stubai Alps, Ulten Valley, Eastern Nonsberger Alps, Northern Dolomites of Fiemme, Saldurn-Mastaun Ridge, Gröden Dolomites, Texel Mountains, Prags Dolomites, Sarntal Alps, Western Pfunderer Mountains
Wind-drifted snow above the treeline, N-NE-E-SE-S-SW-W-NW
Gliding snow above 2400m, N-NE-E-SE-S-SW-W-NW
The fresh wind slabs represent the main danger. The off-piste conditions are to some extent critical.
The current avalanche situation calls for extensive experience in the assessment of avalanche danger. Even single winter sport participants can release avalanches very easily, including large ones. Great caution and restraint are advisable. Natural avalanches are possible, in particular on wind-loaded slopes as well as on steep sunny slopes. The wind slabs are to be found in particular adjacent to ridgelines and in gullies and bowls in all aspects as well as at high altitudes and in the high Alpine regions. As a consequence of the strong northerly wind the prevalence and size of the avalanche prone locations will increase on Boxing Day. In regions neighbouring those that are subject to danger level 4 (high) and in the regions exposed to heavier precipitation avalanche prone locations are more prevalent and the danger is greater.
Especially below approximately 2400 m small and medium-sized gliding avalanches and moist snow slides are possible.
dp 6: cold, loose snow and wind
dp 2: gliding snow
Some snow has fallen in particular in the north. 10 to 30 cm of snow, and even more in some localities, fell. The wind slabs have bonded poorly with the old snowpack. Faceted weak layers exist in the old snowpack in particular adjacent to ridgelines. The old snowpack will be moist below approximately 2200 m.
Slight decrease in avalanche danger. Wind slabs represent the main danger. A latent danger of gliding avalanches exists.