Avalanche bulletin - Southwest corner (experimental)

  • Tue Mar 19

    Considerable danger
  • Wed Mar 20

    Considerable danger
  • Thu Mar 21

    Considerable danger

Wet snow on top of old hardpacked snow. New windslabs likely to form next days in SW snow showers

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

Avalanche problems in the area

Snow layers and snow cover

New snow in mountains on the 13.2 on top of old hardpacked snow. Today 18.3 thaw with rain/sleet in mountains but possibly snow at highest mountain tops. SW snow showers will form new windslabs in slopes with northerly aspects that may bond poorly with the old crust underneath

Recent avalanches

No reports of recent avalanches

Weather forecast

Today 18.3 S-SW winds and thaw with rain/sleet in mountains. Cooling temperatures tomorrow and SW snow showers next days.

Forecast made: 18 Mar 20:08 GMT. Valid until: 20 Mar 21:00 GMT.

Avalanche Danger Scale

Very high


About the bulletin

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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