The weather continues unsettled and frequent snowfalls are accompanied by strong winds at altitude. Over the past 3 days there has been a significant increase to the snowpack, (one and a half metres at 2000m). A marked warm spell is now present.
The avalanche risk is high this weekend.
Be cautious! The conditions are unusual and difficult to analyse. Consult BERA, (Avalanche Risk site) or the professionals and be properly equipped, (transceiver, shovel, probe as a minimum.) If in doubt, go with a guide.
Ski touring and snow shoeing: be aware that the weight of the snow could bring down trees.
You are reminded that access to the ski areas is forbidden other than during the official opening hours. This is because of the activities of the piste bashers, PIDA. (purging by the avalanche patrol) etc. This includes the lower slopes, (e.g Nants piste, Trapette).
The prepared ski touring tracks are closed for the moment, (except for the one at Les Houches.)