chrissolarski op 25 March 2020 · 20:31
I was planning on hiking a resort near Zurich to go freeriding but read the thoughtful post warning against overloading the health system should I have an accident during the corona virus epidemic. So I’ll keep myself busy another way. 🙁
I nonetheless have a lingering question that I’d love to have answered for next season should snowfall come early: do avalanches ever occur on slopes below 30 degrees? I ask because my local mountain is Hoch-Ybrig, which only has red and blue runs that, to my understanding, shouldn’t exceed 24 degrees. So, for example, if there’s been heavy snowfall in early December but the resort is closed and the pistes unmaintained, are avalanche conditions unlikely or can the snow still slip?
I’ll dedineifly do a snow safety course ASAP but this is something I’ve been wondering about for some time.
Thanks in advance,