Swiss Avalanche Bulletin - 10th January 2012

Swiss Avalanche Bulletin - 10th January 2012

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Admin posted Jan-2012

For the latest Bulletin, in English, visit the Swiss Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research

Avalanche danger forecast for Tuesday

Bernese Oberland; central and eastern parts of the northern flank of the Alps; Valais excluding Chablais; northern Ticino; Grisons:

Considerable avalanche danger (level 3)

In central Grisons and Engadine, the avalanche prone locations are to be found on steep slopes of all aspects above approximately 2000 m. Avalanches can be triggered by a single person, in particular in the more recent snow drift accumulations. In isolated cases, avalanches can be released in deep layers of the old snowpack and reach medium size.
In the Bernese Oberland, central and eastern parts of the northern flank of the Alps, northern Grisons, Valais excluding Chablais, northern Ticino, and the Grisons southern valleys, avalanche prone locations are to be found, in particular, on wind-loaded slopes of all aspects above approximately 2000 m. Snow drift accumulations can be released by a single person. On the main Alpine ridge, isolated avalanches can also be released in deep layers of the old snowpack and reach medium size.
For those engaging in winter sports outside marked and open pistes, experience in the assessment of avalanche danger is required.

Chablais; Vaud and Fribourg Alps; central Ticino:

Moderate avalanche danger (level 2)

Avalanche prone locations are to be found, in particular, on wind-loaded slopes of all aspects above approximately 1800 m. The fresh snow drift accumulations are prone to triggering in some cases. These must be evaluated with care and prudence.

All regions: full-depth avalanches are to be expected at all times below approximately 2200 m. This applies in particular on east, south and west facing steep grassy slopes and road embankments in particular. Caution is to be exercised in areas below glide cracks.
The Admin Man

NickGreen2k
reply to 'Swiss Avalanche Bulletin - 10th January 2012'
posted Jan-2012

Our travel plans from Livigno, through the Munt La Schera Tunnel to Zurich were severely affected on the morning of Sat 7th Jan 2012 due to heavy snowstorms and avalanche risk in the period leading up to it. I am trying to find evidence/reports of this to support our insurance claim. Can you help please?
NG

Admin
reply to 'Swiss Avalanche Bulletin - 10th January 2012'
posted Jan-2012

NickGreen2k wrote:Can you help please?

Your best bet will be either your tour operator or the local transport authorities (or information bulletins from them). You could try contacting the SLF Institute (see link above).
The Admin Man

NickGreen2k
reply to 'Swiss Avalanche Bulletin - 10th January 2012'
posted Jan-2012

Thanks!
NG

Topic last updated on 10-January-2012 at 13:00

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