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Avalanche danger bulletin of Principat d'Andorra

Prepared on 04/03/2024 16:00, valid until 05/03/2024
Next update 05/03/2024 at 16:00
Mapa

North zone

Slopes


Overload


Trend

Centre zone

Slopes


Overload


Trend

South zone

Slopes


Overload


Trend

Off-piste snow cover thicknesses

North zone Snow thickness
Snowpack 1500m 2000m 2500m
N 1700 m 5 cm 15 cm 40 cm
S 2000 m 0 cm 10 cm 20 cm
Center area Snow thickness
Snowpack 1500m 2000m 2500m
N 1700 m 0 cm 5 cm 10 cm
S 2000 m 0 cm 5 cm 10 cm
South zone Snow thickness
Snowpack 1500m 2000m 2500m
N 1700 m 0 cm 5 cm 10 cm
S 2000 m 0 cm 5 cm 10 cm

Snowpack stability

The conditions are sometimes treacherous for backcountry touring and other off-piste activities in steep terrain. In particular in gullies and bowls and behind abrupt changes in the terrain wind slabs formed. This applies on northeast, east and southeast facing slopes. The wind slabs are easy to recognise and can be released easily especially at their margins. In many cases the avalanches are rather small. Wind slabs can in many cases be released , even by a single winter sport participant.

Snow quality

In particular adjacent to ridgelines on west, northeast and north facing slopes snow depths vary greatly , depending on the infuence of the wind. The wind slabs are to be avoided in particular in steep terrain. Experience in the assessment of avalanche danger is required. Apart from the danger of being buried, restraint should be exercised in particular in view of the danger of avalanches sweeping people along and giving rise to falls. Careful route selection and spacing between individuals are recommended.

Detailed information for protected areas

Sorteny

Sorteny

Conditions are wintry again. Although large avalanches are ruled out, the eastern slopes, below slope changes in the terrain, are the most dangerous. It is recommended, therefore, to avoid the eastern slopes, and if we have to cross them, do so with great caution, with a safe distance and never do it alone.
Comapedrosa

Comapedrosa

The snow, accompanied by wind, has left the peaks swept by the wind, but has left the eastern slopes as the most dangerous. We will have to avoid them.
Madriu-Perafita-Claror

Madriu-Perafita-Claror

As in the whole country, we will have to avoid the eastern slopes, since this is where the main danger of avalanches is concentrated. Although they may be small, they can be enough to fully or partially bury a person or drag us into a trap in the ground.

Thick snow in recent days (last 24 hours measured at 06:00 UTC)

29/02/2024 01/03/2024 02/03/2024 03/03/2024
FEDA (Central) 0 cm 0 cm 0 cm 0 cm
Engolasters - FEDA 0 cm 0 cm 11 cm 0 cm
Ransol - FEDA 0 cm 0 cm 22 cm 0 cm
Fontverd 0 cm 0 cm 13 cm 2 cm
Bony de les Neres 0 cm 0 cm 25 cm 0 cm
Grau Roig - FEDA 0 cm 0 cm 23 cm 2 cm
Caborreu 0 cm 0 cm 8 cm 0 cm
Sorteny 0 cm 0 cm 20 cm 22 cm
Coll Pa 0 cm 0 cm 38 cm 0 cm
Perafita 0 cm 0 cm 13 cm 6 cm
Tossa Espiolets 0 cm 0 cm 15 cm 7 cm
La Solana 0 cm 3 cm 11 cm 7 cm
Les Fonts d'Arinsal 0 cm 1 cm 27 cm 16 cm

Breu guia nivometeorològica

This bulletin has been prepared in collaboration with Météo France and prepared following the rules and recommendations of the European Avalanche Warning Services, of which the National Meteorological Service is a member.