Snow Depths and Off-Piste Avalanche Danger Build in the Alps

Snow Depths and Off-Piste Avalanche Danger Build in the Alps

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Snow Depths and Off-Piste Avalanche Danger Build in the Alps

J2SkiNews posted Mar-2017

A second day of heavy snowfall across the Alps has led to deepening snow bases and also the avalanche danger warning moving up the scale.

Lech in the Arlberg region, Austria announced a second day of heavy snow taking its two day total to 35cm/14 inches. The avalanche danger here was given as 3 – "considerable."

Meribel in the 3 Valleys, which reported 40cm of snow in 24 hours yesterday has reported another 20cm in the past 24 hours taking its 48 hour accumulation to over 60cm/2 feet. The avalanche danger level across the French Alps is also marked at 3.

Avoriaz also says it has had 60cm/2 feet of snow at the rate of 30cm/a foot a day for the past 48 hours.

Morillon in the Grand Massif area shared with Samoens, Flaine and others say it has had 77cm (2.5 feet) in 48 hours.

Other numbers are continuing to arrive but 48 hour totals of 30-70cm look like the norm across the Alps.

In many areas the snowfall is expected to ease today and tomorrow before returning from the weekend and in to next week for further significant snow accumulations.

(Val Thorens pictured this morning above)
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reply to 'Snow Depths and Off-Piste Avalanche Danger Build in the Alps'
posted Mar-2017

Very strong winds again - level 3 wind warning, and it's really warm whenever the sun comes out so I suspect once the storm is over it might not be all that different in terms of overall accumulation.

Topic last updated on 02-March-2017 at 12:04

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