Tuesday 28.02.2023

Published 27 02 2023, 17:00

Danger level

Currently there are favourable conditions generally.

Single backcountry tourers can release avalanches only in isolated cases. The avalanche prone locations for dry avalanches are to be found in particular on extremely steep shady slopes and at transitions from a shallow to a deep snowpack. They are very rare but are difficult to recognise.
In many places there is a danger of falling on the hard snow surface.


The sometimes strong wind has transported only a little snow. The snowpack is largely stable and its surface has a crust that is strong in many cases. The solar radiation will give rise as the day progresses to slight moistening of the snowpack, especially at low and intermediate altitudes.
In very isolated cases weak layers exist in the centre of the snowpack, especially on shady slopes above approximately 2500 m, and on sunny slopes at elevated altitudes.
The snowpack will be subject to considerable local variations above the tree line. Over a wide area only a small amount of snow is lying for the time of year.


Continuous warming. The backcountry touring conditions remain mostly favourable.