Dolomites



European Avalanche Hazard Scale

Danger
level
Avalanche Probability,
Triggers
Degree and Distribution
of Avalanche Danger
Recommended Action in
the Backcountry
1
low
Natural avalanches very unlikely. Human triggered avalanches unlikely. Generally stable snow. Isolated areas of instability. Travel is generally safe. Normal caution is advised.
2
moderate
Natural avalanches unlikely. Human triggered avalanches possible. Unstable slabs possible on steep terrain. Use caution in steeper terrain on certain aspects (defined in accompanying statement).
3
Considerable
Natural avalanches possible. Human triggered avalanches probable. Unstable slabs probable on steep terrain. Be increasingly cautious in steeper terrain.
4
High
Natural and human triggered avalanches likely. Widespread natural or human triggered avalanches certain. Unstable slabs likely on a variety of aspects and slope angles.
5
extreme
Travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended. Safest travel on windward ridges of lower angle slopes without steeper terrain above. Extremely unstable slabs certain on most aspects and slope angles. Large, destructive avalanches possible. Travel in avalanche terrain should be avoided and travel confined to low angle terrain well away from avalanche path run-outs.


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