Alpine Avalanche Risk - France, Italy and Switzerland 9th January 2018

Alpine Avalanche Risk - France, Italy and Switzerland 9th January 2018
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09-Jan
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A quick update on the current situation; snow from last weeks storm is stabilising, but the risk levels are now very high in the areas affected by the "Retour d'Est" snow event/storm still in progress in Northern Italy/Eastern French Alps and the very South of Switzerland.

Below are some overview maps from the relevant authorities.

If you're out in these areas, or about to go, do bookmark the links below the images so you can stay up to date as things settle down... but do take local advice in resort on the day!

Italy - Aosta Valley, etc.


Aosta Valley wrote:The danger level is 5-very strong in Gran Paradiso valleys, central and upper part of Lys and Ayas, Valtournenche valleys, 4-strong throughout the remaining regional territory.

The avalanches problems are the fresh snow and the wind-drifted snow:
the snowfalls continue and intensify on Monday afternoon and in the night between Monday and Tuesday, when the spontaneous avalanche activity will be more intense and widespread throughout the region. The situation is more critical especially in the south and east of the region, where the amount of fresh snow at the end of the episode can exceed two meters above 2100-2300 m where great avalanches are likely.

See the full Aosta Valley Avalanche Bulletin for details.


French Alps



Meteo France Avalanche Bulletin for Savoie


Swiss Alps



SLF (Swiss) Avalanche Bulletin
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