Friday 24 01 2020

Published 23 01 2020, 17:00

Sexten Dolomites, Latemar, Val Müstair Alps, Langtaufers, Schnals Ridge, Southern Stubai Alps, Southern Zillertal Alps and High Tauern, Saldurn-Mastaun Ridge, Texel Mountains, Southern Adamello, Sarntal Alps, Adamello - Presanella, Western Pfunderer Mountains, Northern Brenta - Peller, Bondone and Stivo, Folgaria - Laverone, Southern Brenta, Southern Lagorai, Northern Lagorai, Maddalene, Pine' - Mocheni Valley, Eastern Pfunderer Mountains, Durreck Range, Western Rieserferner Mountains, Western Deferegger Alps, Ortler Range, Ulten Valley, Eastern Nonsberger Alps, Eastern Rieserferner Mountains, Northern Dolomites of Fiemme, Glockner Range, Gröden Dolomites, Primiero - Pale di S. Martino, Eastern Deferegger Alps, Prags Dolomites, Prealps, Schober Mountains, Cembra Valley, Lienzer Dolomites, Vallarsa, Western Nonsberg Alps, Fassa Valley, Sole, Pejo and Rabbi, Ledro Valley, Paganella, Marzola - Valsugana

Danger level
Danger Level 1 - Low
Avalanche Problem
Wind-drifted snow above 2400m, N-NE-NW

The backcountry touring conditions are generally favourable. Wind slabs require caution.

The somewhat older wind slabs are to be avoided in particular in extreme terrain. Mostly avalanches are only small and can be released by large loads. At high altitudes and in high Alpine regions avalanche prone locations are a little more prevalent. Adjacent to ridgelines avalanches can be triggered in deep layers of the snowpack and reach medium size in some cases. Apart from the danger of being buried, restraint should be exercised in view of the danger of avalanches sweeping people along and giving rise to falls. In steep terrain there is a danger of falling on the hard snow surface.


dp 6: cold, loose snow and wind

The snowpack will be generally stable. In particular shady slopes where hard layers are lying on a weakly bonded old snowpack are unfavourable. Such avalanche prone locations are rather rare but are barely recognisable, even to the trained eye.


The conditions are mostly favourable for snow sport activities outside marked and open pistes. Wind slabs require caution.