Avalanche bulletins

Avalanche bulletin regions

Wed Thu Fri
Nordenskiöld Land
2
2
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Vest-Finnmark
1
2
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Nord-Troms
1
2
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Lyngen
1
1
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Tromsø
1
1
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Sør-Troms
1
1
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Indre Troms
1
1
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Lofoten og Vesterålen
1
1
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Ofoten
1
1
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Salten
1
1
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Svartisen
1
2
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Trollheimen
1
2
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Romsdal
1
2
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Sunnmøre
1
2
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Indre Fjordane
1
2
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Jotunheimen
1
1
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Indre Sogn
1
1
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Voss
1
1
?
Hallingdal
1
1
?
Hardanger
1
1
?
Vest-Telemark
1
1
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Bulletins in norwegian

Slope angel map for Norway

Norway is over 2000 km long an stretches over 13 degrees latitude. The climate is diverse, from coastal to intercontinental, thus affecting the snowpack. Through the bulletins we provide you with detailed information about the snowpack and the avalanche conditions. Use our avlanche forecast service for safer travel in avalanche prone terrain. 

The Norwegian weather is often changing – from dry and cold to wet and mild storms. We can have rain in January up high and snow down to sea level in May.

Chances of powder with a fjord view is present throughout the season.

Some days the steep slopes are safe, some days they are unstable. During the last ten years, 58 people have died in avalanches. Some of them visitors from other countries. Make good choices and don’t contribute to this dreadful statistics.

About the avalanche bulletins

On varsom.no you will find information about the snowpack and the avalanche conditions. The avalanche problems are of principal concern to the user. Knowing what causes avalanches can make it easier for you to avoid them.

An avalanche problem consists of these factors:
- what type of avalanche is expected?
- what is the expect triggering mechanism?
- what is expect sizes?
- what is the probability of triggering?

Forecasts are published daily from the 1.st of December till 31.st of May. 

For planning your trip and recognizing avalanche terrain, use maps. Norway has 1:50 000 maps for the whole country. Maps can be bought at bookstores and sports shops, or printed from the net. Visit www.ut.no for topographic maps online. For slope angle maps, see our slope angle map at senorge.no ("helning" means slope angle).

Modelled snowpack and historic and current weather information can be found on the webpage senorge.no. This site uses information from the weather stations and interpolate values from the stations for gridded maps.

Detailed weather forecast can be found online at www.yr.no or www.storm.no. Yr.no is also in English, but the weather in text format is only given in Norwegian.

The bulletin does not include a detailed text about the avalanche conditions. This is only given in Norwegian. Translate it using google translate. The text result will be informative, and most likely amusing.

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