After the recent snowfall, the danger of avalanches is again a big issue. With a view to the coming weekend, the state of Tyrol warns of a significant danger (level 3) on the local mountains. Increased caution when touring or skiing off-piste is therefore required!
Up to 40 centimeters of fresh snow has already fallen in the main precipitation areas in the Tux and Zillertal Alps and in northern and southern East Tyrol, and up to 30 centimeters in the southern Ötztal and Stubai Alps, according to the state. In these regions in particular, there is already a considerable risk of avalanches at higher altitudes (level 3 of the five-part scale). Increased caution is requiredAccording to the avalanche warning service of the state of Tyrol, the combination of snow, wind and the current snow cover structure leads to a significant increase in the risk of avalanches. At the height – where a coherent snow cover could hold – it must be assumed that there is a considerable risk of avalanches. There is a risk of sliding snow slides on meadow slopes.”The risk increases with increasing sea level””The conditions in regions with a lot of fresh snow are the most unfavorable in comparison. The danger increases with increasing sea level. Shaded slopes tend to be more at risk. Sunny slopes are to be assessed critically, especially near the ridges and generally in high alpine terrain,” said the avalanche warner.