Avalanche Forecast

Issued: Feb 8th, 2024 2:30PM

The alpine rating is low, the treeline rating is low, and the below treeline rating is low.

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Temperatures will hover around the freezing point tomorrow, making it difficult to predict the exact effect on the snowpack.




Avalanche Summary

No new avalanche was reported or observed.

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Snowpack Summary

In the alpine and on open features at treeline, the surface is generally compacted by the winds. Southern aspects slopes, however, were affected by the sun on Thursday, and will could present a thin crust in the surface on Friday. Below treeline, 10 to 20 cm of low density snow forms the upper snowpack.

The middle of the snowpack is well consolidated, and resting on the December 30 combo of facetted grains and crust. Facetted grains and depth hoar are developing at the base of the snowpack.

Weather Summary

Synopsis : The high pressure will fade away on Friday morning, giving way to a low pressure and southerly winds that will warm up the air in the mountains.

Thursday evening and night : Clear sky. Winds from 10 to 15 km/h from the southwest. Low -2C. Freezing level at valley bottom.

Friday : Increasing clouds starting midday. Winds from 15 to 25 km/h from the southwest. Maximum -2C. Freezing level rising up to 750m.

Saturday : Cloudy. 2 to 5 cm of snow. Winds from 45 to 55 km/h from the southwest. Maximum 0C.

Sunday: Cloudy. Trace of snow. Winds around 40 km/h from the northwest. Maximum -7C.

For more details, check out the most recent alpine weather forecast.

Terrain and Travel Advice

  • Adjust your travel plans accordingly to the changing conditions of elevation and time of day.

Valid until: Feb 9th, 2024 3:00PM