New snow and weakly bonded old snow are to be assessed with care and prudence.
The fresh and somewhat older wind slabs can be released easily in all aspects. The prevalence of the avalanche prone locations will increase with altitude. This applies above the tree line, as well as in areas close to the tree line. Mostly avalanches are medium-sized.
Gradual increase in danger of gliding avalanches as a consequence of warming. As a consequence of solar radiation individual natural avalanches are possible as the day progresses.
Caution and restraint are important.
dp.6: cold, loose snow and wind
dp.8: surface hoar blanketed with snow
As a consequence of a sometimes strong wind from northerly directions, extensive wind slabs formed in the last few days. The brittle wind slabs are lying on unfavourable layers. Isolated avalanche prone weak layers exist in the top section of the snowpack. In particular places where surface hoar has been covered with snow are especially precarious. Towards its base, the snowpack is well consolidated.
Fresh wind slabs are to be evaluated with care and prudence.