Is summer already here?
So we have been, patiently we might add, waiting for the annual April Dump. Where is it? Usually around this time a year, between 16th and 25th, a 40/50cm of powder fluff normally appears out of nowhere. But now it’s not really looking so good for us. The temperature in the village is around 20 degrees Celsius and the mountain is about half of that. The goggle tan is here, and it’s legendary, but what need is it for that without the powder?
We are getting some snow on the high altitudes on Monday, that’s something at least. Before we start changing the wardrobe into summer mode…
Snow depth Mountain (slope, 3.020m): 700 cm
Snow depth Location (1.050m): 0 cm
Snow condition: Hard, Partially Spring Snow.
Latest snowfall: 16.04.18
Avalanche alert level: Wet Avalanches: Considerable, Dry Avalanches: Low
Wet avalanches as the day progresses
In the late morning as a consequence of warming during the day and solar radiation, there will be a rapid increase in the danger of wet and full-depth avalanches. Full-depth and wet avalanches are to be expected. The avalanche prone locations are to be found in particular in the east to south to west facing aspects below approximately 3000 m and on north-facing slopes below approximately 2400 m. Large avalanches are possible in starting zones where no previous releases have taken place. In avalanche paths that are already filled with snow, in particular, these can in some cases reach intermediate altitudes. Exposed parts of transportation routes can be endangered. Backcountry tours, off-piste skiing, and ascents to alpine cabins should be started early and concluded timely. Areas with glide cracks are to be avoided as far as possible.
Weather and conditions:
// Ski Lodge Team