If you are heading to the Isere, Meteo France is trialing a new avalanche bulletin from the 1st - 26th March which is meant to be easier to understand for non-experts and people who don’t read much French. The bulletin will be prepared after the main bulletin on a best effort basis.
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If you are familiar with the Utah or Catalan bulletin you will understand the Meteo France version. A mountain gives an altitude split indicating where the avalanche risk increases (this is often due to rain refreezing and stabilizing the lower snowpack). A rose shows which aspects have the highest risk. A separate bulletin will be issued for each of the mountain ranges: Chartreuse, Belledonne, Grandes-Rousses, Oisans and Vercors.
While using Black and White is maybe not a bad idea if you want to print the bulletin the reports currently lack the visual information offered by Utah or the Catalans. One wonders why they don’t start with one of these as the basis?