Yes it is a good result (well not for the 13 who died and others who were injured of course). Late snowfalls and in quantity meant a small temperature gradient in the snowpack so a weak layer at the base of the snow didn’t form or was well bridged. February saw fairly stable conditions and March was very warm with no snow which stabilised the snow pack. What we did see were a lot of full depth avalanches in both Switzerland and France with quite a lot of infrastructure damage. This was due to the first snows falling directly on warm slopes.