Warning for avalanche risk during winter sports in the Alps

Warning for avalanche risk during winter sports in the Alps

Photo: Hollandse Hoogte

Dutch people are on ski holiday in the Alps to be alerted for large avalanche risk. Winter sports enthusiasts are advised to be during the winter on the slopes.

According to Weeronline, there is a lot of snow in the mountains, but the snow may be unstable. This is because the temperature fluctuates between thaw during the day and frost at night.

The snow line is currently around 1,500 metres. Above this border, it’s snowing, and below is the precipitation mainly rain and wet snow.

The weerplatform states that travellers in the Alps better on the slopes can stay, because these are generally well maintained and monitored.

In an avalanche in the French Alps were on Monday four people were killed. Nine people in total were swept away by the snow. The skiers were outside of the slopes.


Dutch that from this weekend on holiday, may, in the way affected by snow. On Friday and Saturday attracts a neerslagzone over the eastern Alpine region.

From the Saturdays in France and Switzerland the weather is good and Sunday is anywhere sunny and mild wintersportweer expected.

These weather conditions put is expected to continue in the days that followed. It is winter then we also recommend a pair of sunglasses and also sunscreen.

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