Avalanche Bulletin

Current local avalanche danger level St. Anton - St. Christoph - Stuben
Today, 24.02.2024
3 - considerable avalanche danger
The avalanche danger scale - an overview
Danger level
1 - low avalanche danger

Generally favourable avalanche situation

No alarm signs present. Avalanches can only be triggered in isolated cases, in particular on extremely steep slopes.

Recommendations for backcountry recreationists

Travel extremely steep slopes one person at a time and mind the danger of falling.

Danger level
2 - moderate avalanche danger

Mostly favorable avalanche situation

Alarm signs can occur in isolated cases. Avalanches can be triggered in particular on very steep slopes with the aspect and elevation indicated on avalanche.report. Large natural avalanches are unlikely.

Recommendations for backcountry recreationists

Backcountry activities should be selected carefully, especially on slopes with the aspect and elevation indicated on avalanche.report. Travel very steep slopes one person at a time. Pay attention to unfavourable snowpack structure (persistent weak layers).

Danger level
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.

Danger level
4 - high avalanche danger

Very critical avalanche situation

Natural and often very large avalanches are likely. Avalanches can easily be triggered on many steep slopes. Remote triggering is typical. Whumpf sounds and shooting cracks occur frequently.

Recommendations for backcountry recreationists

Stay on moderately steep terrain. Watch out below run out zones of large avalanches. Inexperienced persons should remain on open ski runs and trails. Forecast only on a few days throughout the winter.

Danger level
5 - very high avalanche danger

Extraordinary avalanche situation

Numerous very large and extreme natural avalanches can be expected. These can reach roads and settlements in the valley.

Recommendations for backcountry recreationists

You are advised not to engage in winter sports beyond open ski runs and trails.