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The avalanche danger of the second highest level threatens in many parts of the Alps



Fresh snow and storms increase the danger of avalanche: for many areas of the Alps, the Snow and Avalanche Research Institute (SLF) warns of a risk of dizziness. avalanche important. Above all, skiers and hikers and snowshoe hikers need to be careful.

(nda) There is a great danger of avalanche on Christmas Eve in localities above 2200 meters, in an area of ​​the Diablerets in the Vaudois Alps , across the Aletsch region and the Uri Alps up to the Pizol Range in eastern Switzerland, as the SLF wrote Sunday night. The level 4 avalanche danger also prevails in Nordbünden and Lower Engadine.

  View of the avalanche of the Portalet over Orsières, in the Valais, on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. (Photo: Kapo Wallis)

View of the demolition of the Avalanche at Portalet at above Orsières in Valais, Tuesday, April 19, 2016. (Image: Kapo Wallis)

According to the SLF, spontaneous avalanches are expected in these areas and even large avalanches are possible. Below 2200 meters altitude, avalanches could be swept by the snow and get into the green, warns the institute. Suspended parts of taxiways are partially under threat.

People may be at the origin of avalanches

For snow sports off the beaten path, these conditions are dangerous, according to the SLF. People could already trigger an avalanche – ski tours, variations or snowshoeing are appropriate.

You must expect an altitude of less than 2400 meters because of the rain with wet and slippery snow avalanches. Between 2000 and 2400 meters, some of these snow slides can be big. In other regions of the Alps, the danger of avalanche is considerable. This corresponds to the middle of the five levels of alert.


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