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Snowfall, snow cover, ambient temperature, avalanche warning flags: these are all things you need to consider carefully during your stay.
WEATHER REPORTS AND FORECASTS
These reports keep you updated about the weather in resort for the current and forthcoming days. It is essential to consult the weather reports before heading out skiing because the weather conditions in the mountains can vary greatly from one altitude to another. It will inform you of the risks you might run and will help you dress accordingly.
Please take a look at the "Resorts" section to view your chosen resort’s snow report.
Understand the avalanche warning flags:
- Yellow flag (level 1): low risk. Snow is generally very stable. Avalanches are unlikely except when heavy loads are applied on very few extremely steep slopes. Any spontaneous avalanches will be minor sloughs. In general, safe conditions.
- Yellow flag (level 2): limited risk. On some steep slopes the snow is only moderately stable. Elsewhere it is very stable. Avalanches may be triggered when heavy loads are applied, especially on a few generally identified steep slopes. Large spontaneous avalanches are not expected.
- Yellow and black flag (level 3): medium risk. On many steep slopes the snow is only moderately or weakly stable. Avalanches may be triggered on many slopes, even if only light loads are applied. On some slopes, medium or even fairly large spontaneous avalanches may occur.
- Yellow and black flag (level 4): high risk. On most steep slopes the snow is not very stable. Avalanches may be triggered on many slopes, even if only light loads are applied. On some slopes, medium or even fairly large spontaneous avalanches may occur.
- Black flag (level 5): very high risk. The snow is generally unstable. Even on gentle slopes, many large spontaneous avalanches are likely to occur.