Avalanche forecast for Vest-Telemark Tuesday 2019-03-12


Avoid terrain traps and big steep slopes. Wait until the fresh snow has stabilized.

Illustrasjon av ferdselsråd Avoid steep (more than 30 degrees) areas with fresh wind deposited snow, especially convex terrain. An avalanche is easier to trigger where wind slabs are thin or soft. Look for areas where the wind recently has deposited snow, typically behind ridges, ribs and in gullies. Remember that local wind effects will cause variation in where the wind slabs occur.
Illustrasjon av ferdselsråd Be careful near terrain traps and in large steep slopes until the new snow has stabilized. Move gradually away from the fall line when skiing on large slopes to avoid to be caught by small sluffs you released while skiing. The avalanche problem is generally widely distributed on any steep slope with deep new snow.

Wind drifted snow (slab avalanches)

Buried weak layer of new snow

Read more about the avalanche problem
2 - Medium
Spontaneous release
Widespread steep slopes

What are avalanche problems?

Observations the last 3 days (map placed)

0 mm precipitation.
Breeze from northwest.
-17 °C to -5 °C at 1100 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 400 m a.s.l. during the afternoon.
Clear skies.

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18 mm precipitation, up to 25 mm in the most exposed areas.
Fresh breeze from southeast., change to moderate gale from the southeast during renoon.
-12 °C to -4 °C at 1100 m a.s.l.
Plus degrees up to 200 m a.s.l. during the evening.

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Observations the last 3 days

Vest-Telemark / TINN


10.03.2019 kl. 14:30

1094 masl

Sondre (Unknown)

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Avalanche Activity

12. Mar. During the day Dry slab avalanche Few (2-5). 1 - Small. Spontaneous release Isolated steep slopes. SE. Between 900 masl and 0 masl Observerte to skred bak skipsheisen i Gaustablikk skisenter Søndag 10.03.19. De så ut til å være noen dager gamle.

ObsID: 185854

Vest-Telemark / VINJE


09.03.2019 kl. 08:46

987 masl

Rolf B. (**)

Snow Cover

100 cm in total No snowdrift 5 cm new snow Some loose snow (1-10cm) Dry


-5 °C 0 m/s 100% clouds

ObsID: 185071

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

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.

For slope angle maps, download the app Varsom Regobs on App Store | Google Play or 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.