Avalanche bulletin

Avalanche conditions

A significant amount of snow has melted into crust on Monday throughout the country, and thawing has reached up to the mountain tops in many areas. Wind slabs could form in north-facing slopes during the Tuesday night snowfall and on Tuesday morning in North and East parts. Weaknesses in the upper snowpack have likely disappeared due to the thaw, but deeper weaknesses higher in the mountains could still be present in the North part of the country.


Written by a specialist at 26 Feb 16:14 GMT

Avalanche bulletins for selected areas

The avalanche bulletin is at a regional scale. It does not necessarily represent avalanche danger in urban areas.

Southwest corner

  • Tue Feb 27

    Moderate danger
  • Wed Feb 28

    Low danger
  • Thu Feb 29

    Low danger
Forecast made: 26 Feb 16:05 GMT. Valid until: 28 Feb 19:00 GMT.

Weather forecast in terms of avalanche danger

Southwesterly winds and light precipitation expected until Monday evening, with rain increasing towards the evening in most parts of the country. Temperatures will drop overnight in North parts, transitioning to snowfall. Northwest and west winds on Tuesday, generally cold, but sharper in the east by late morning. Snowfall or sleet in intervals across the country with temperatures at or above freezing, but cooling down in the afternoon and easing off later in the day.
Written by a specialist at 26 Feb 16:18 GMT


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IMO issues an avalanche bulletin Monday, Wedenesday and Friday at 16:00 GMT for three selected areas.

Safe backcountry travel requires training and experience. You control your own risk by choosing where, when and how you travel.

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