New Year Off Piste Snow Report : 2nd – 6th January 2016

Loose sugar snow (faceted snow), the nightmarish weak layer out there now - that will be under the fresh snow that is coming = DANGER. Photo taken by Mimi Moreau

Winter will return with a vengeance this week, with stormy weather and snowfall in the Alps! Some off-piste areas will become exceptionaly unstable. Beware on, around or near steep slopes of 30° and more (steep red run to black run steepness) particularly everything hinting a North'ish aspect i.e. East to West (passing through North) and shaded slopes that even had a little bit of snow on them over the last month.

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