Saturday 09.12.2023

Published 09 12 2023, 07:53

Danger level

Avalanche Problem
New snow
Wind slab

New snow on hard to icy ground.

Avalanche danger level 2 has been declared throughout all mountain ranges. During the last period of snowfall, between 10 and 20 cm of new snow has fallen, lying on hard to icy ground, locally on wind-made snow slabs. It is not sufficiently well bonded to this substrate. Especially steep to very steep slopes above 40° are dangerous, where an avalanche can be triggered with only a small additional load. Small spontaneous avalanches and avalanches with a typical pear shape are also expected. Watch out for spots just below ridges on north facing slopes where dangerous slabs and pillows may be wound up.


The new snow that fell during the last snowfall period fell without significant wind action. Thus, it is relatively evenly distributed in space. However, it has covered all the existing unevenness. When moving, watch out for overlapped rocks and hard terrain irregularities. A slight warming will make this snow wetter and heavier, which will gradually stabilise the avalanche situation.


Slight warming gradually decreasing.

Compiled by: Martin Bešinský