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Current avalanche danger

Updated on: 24.05.2016, 13:02

Current avalanche danger in Switzerland

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  • Avalanches: Avalanche bulletin active

    Avalanches: Avalanche bulletin active

    Validity: 23.05.2016, 17:00 - 25.05.2016, 17:00
    Critical avalanche scenario widespread at high altitudes
    0:Avalanches:0:1121,1211,1212,1213,1221,1222,1223,1224,1225,1226,1227,1228,1231,1232,1233,1234,1241,1242,1243,1244,1245,1246,1247,2111,2121,2122,2123,2131,2132,2211,2212,2221,2222,2223,2224,3111,3112,3113,3211,3221,3222,3223,3311,1111,1112,1113,1114,1311,1312,4111,4112,4113,4114,4115,4116,4121,4122,4123,4124,4125,4211,4212,4213,4221,4222,4223,4231,4232,4241,4242,4243,4244,5111,5112,5113,5121,5122,5123,5124,5211,5212,5214,5215,5216,5221,5222,5223,5231,5232,5233,5234,6111,6112,6113,6114,6115,6121,6122,6131,6132,6211,6212,7111,7112,7113,7114,7115,7121,7122,7123,7124,7125,7126,7211,7221,7222,7231:
    Adelboden, Albulatal, Aletsch Gebiet, Alpstein - Alvier, Appenzeller Alpen, Arolla, Avers, Bedrettotal, Bergell, Bernina, Binntal, Bivio, Bleniotal, Blüemlisalp, Brienzersee, Calanda, Corvatsch, Davos, Diemtigtal, Domleschg - Lenzerheide, Emosson, Engelberg, Engstligen, Entlebuch, Flims, Freiburger Alpen, Gadmertal, Gantrisch, Gd-St-Bernard, Glarner Voralpen, Glaubenberg, Grimselpass, Grindelwald, Gstaad, Guttannen, Génépi, Hasliberg - Rosenlaui, Hohgant, Iffigen, Jungfrau - Schilthorn, Kandersteg, Lauterbrunnen, Lenk, Leysin, Liechtenstein, Linthal, Luganese, Lötschental, Maderanertal, Mauvoisin, Meiental, Melchtal, Mendrisiotto, Montana, Mountet, Muotatal, Münstertal, nördliches Obergoms, nördliches Prättigau, nördliches Simplon Gebiet, nördliches Tavetsch, nördliches Urseren, obere Leventina, obere Maggiatäler, oberes Misox/Calanca, oberes Puschlav, Oberhalbstein, Obersaxen - Safiental, Ovronnaz, Pays d'Enhaut, Reckingen, Rheinwald, Riviera, Saas Fee, Samnaun, Schams, Schanfigg, Schreckhorn, Schwyzer Voralpen, Schächental, Sernftal, St. Galler Oberland, St. Moritz, Sur Tasna, südliches Obergoms, südliches Prättigau, südliches Simplon Gebiet, südliches Tavetsch, südliches Urseren, Toggenburg, Torgon, Turtmanntal, untere Leventina, untere Maggiatäler, untere Vispertäler, unteres Misox/Calanca, unteres Puschlav, Uri Rotstock, Val Chamuera, Val d'Anniviers, Val d'Hérens, Val d'Illiez, Val dal Spöl, Val S-charl, Val Sumvitg, Val Suot, Verbier, Villars, Waadtländer Voralpen, westliche Berner Voralpen, westliche Silvretta, Wildhorn, Zermatt, Zervreila, Zuoz, östliche Berner Voralpen, östliche Silvretta

Kontextspalte

Danger level 1 (No or minor danger)
Danger level 2 (Moderate danger)
Danger level 3 (Considerable danger)
Danger level 4 (High danger)
Danger level 5 (Very high danger)
No danger level
Danger level 1 (No or minor danger)

Triggering is generally possible only from high additional loads in isolated areas of very steep, extreme terrain. Only sluffs and small-sized natural avalanches are possible.

Transportation routes and settlements:

No danger.

Outside secured zones:

Generally safe conditions.

Snowpack stability:

The snowpack is well bonded and stable in general.

Danger level 2 (Moderate danger)

Triggering is possible primarily from high additional loads, particularly on those steep slopes indicated in the bulletin. Large-sized natural avalanches are unlikely.

Transportation routes and settlements:

Low danger of natural avalanches.

Outside secured zones:

Mostly favourable conditions. Careful route selection, especially on steep slopes of indicated aspects and altitude zones.

Snowpack stability:

The snowpack is only moderately well bonded on some steep slopes, otherwise well bonded in general.

Danger level 3 (Considerable danger)

Triggering is possible, even from low additional loads particularly on those steep slopes indicated in the bulletin. In some cases medium-sized, in isolated cases large-sized natural avalanches are possible.

Transportation routes and settlements:

Isolated exposed sectors are endangered. Some safety measures recommended in those places.

Outside secured zones:

Partially unfavourable conditions. Experience in the assessment of avalanche danger is required. Steep slopes of indicated aspects and altitude zones should be avoided if possible.

Snowpack stability:

The snowpack is moderately to poorly bonded on many steep slopes.

Danger level 4 (High danger)

Triggering is likely even from low additional loads on many steep slopes. In some cases, numerous medium-sized and often large-sized natural avalanches can be expected.

Transportation routes and settlements:

Many exposed sectors are endangered. Safety measures recommended in those places.

Outside secured zones:

Unfavourable conditions. Extensive experience in the assessment of avalanche danger is required. Remain in moderately steep terrain / heed avalanche run out zones.  

Snowpack stability:

The snowpack is poorly bonded on most steep slopes.

Danger level 5 (Very high danger)

Many large and multiple very large natural avalanches are expected, even in moderately steep terrain.

Transportation routes and settlements:

Acute danger. Comprehensive safety measures.

Outside secured zones:

Highly unfavourable conditions. Avoid open terrain.  

Snowpack stability:

The snowpack is poorly bonded and largely unstable in general.

No danger level

No evaluation

Avalanche bulletin active

Critical avalanche scenario widespread at high altitudes