The new snow-covered wind slabs can be released, especially by large additional loads, on north to east to southeast facing aspects above approximately 2400 m. These are mostly small.
Adjacent to ridgelines in all aspects snow depths vary greatly, depending on the infuence of the wind. In some localities up to 5 cm of snow has fallen since the late morning above approximately 1800 m. High altitudes and shady slopes: The upper section of the snowpack is largely stable; its surface is loosely bonded and consists of surface hoar and faceted crystals. Wind slabs are lying on a hard crust. Stability tests and field observations confirm the favourable bonding of the snowpack adjacent to ridgelines in all aspects. Low and intermediate altitudes: The snowpack is largely stable. The surface of the snowpack is hardly frozen at all and will already soften in the late morning. Backcountry touring calls for caution and restraint.