3 - considerable avalanche danger
Critical avalanche situation
Whumpf sounds and shooting cracks are typical. Avalanches can easily be triggered, particularly on steep slopes with the aspect and elevation indicated on avalanche.report. Natural avalanches and remote triggering may occur.
Recommendations for backcountry recreationists
The most critical situation for backcountry recreationists. Use terrain effecently and select best possible route and with minimal exposure. Avoid very steep slopes with the aspect and elevation indicated on avalanche.report. Inexperienced persons are advised to remain on open ski runs and trails.