Posted on: 2023-03-10 14:17:44 by davidof

Meteo France Avalanche Alert 10/11March 2023

High  avalanche risk this weekend on the Northern Alps and the northern Hautes Alpes.

Due to the heavy snowfalls accompanied by strong winds expected in the mountains during the night of Friday 10th to tomorrow Saturday 11th March, and during the day on Saturday, the avalanche risk will be high (level 4) this Saturday in the high massifs of the Northern Alps (Haute-Savoie, Savoie, Isère) as well as in the north of the Hautes Alpes department.

The greatest caution is recommended outside the marked and open slopes. On Sunday 12th, this instability of the snow cover should continue. For more information, you can consult the Avalanche Risk Assessment Bulletins) on the website and/or check with professionals before starting any backcountry trip.

Update 11 March

Risk 4 (High) this Sunday across much of the French Alps. This is not to be taken lightly as although the base is stable the fresh snow has been accompanied by significant wind which is always a dangerous cocktail. The main danger is over 2000 meters altitude where 30 to 50cm of snow has fallen over the last 24 hours. With the return to sunny conditions during the day on Sunday there may also be some wet snow slides.