Posted on: 2013-12-21 22:42:11 by davidof

Avalanche warning from Hautes-Alpes mountain rescue

The CRS des Alpes in Briançon has issued the following warning: The snowpack in the Hautes-Alpes is particuarly unstable at the moment, something that is at odds with what you may read in the avalanche bulletin. West to North-West slopes are particuarly dangerous with 20 to 50cm of fresh snow lying on a very weak base.

Pisteurs in various ski resorts as well as ski tourers have observed a number of avalanches, including remotely triggered, even on quite gentle slopes. There is no reason why this situation will change much in with the new snow expected during the week.