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EUROPEAN AVALANCHE HAZARD SCALE(For people skiing off-piste)
DEGREE OF HAZARD – SNOWPACK – AVALANCHE PROBABILITY
2 – MODERATE The snowpack is moderately well bonded on some steep slopes otherwise generally well bonded. Triggering possible with high additional loads  , particularly on the steep slopes indicated in the bulletin. Large natural avalanches not likely. Basic avalanche safety skills require
NZ avalanche scale and definitions.
A simple and effective way to interpret the rating scale:
Avalanche safety – The Avalanche hazard evaluation and forecasting
(Snow safety professionals use some of the information below to forecast snow stability)
Avalanche hazard evaluation relies on evidence from a range off different sources. The weather past-present and future for example provides useful information. Some information might indicate the snow stability in a very clear way. Like ‘present avalanche activity’ some evidence is less obvious, like the past – present and future effects of ‘the wind’. Which alone fail to provide enough detailed information. For this reason the evidence is split into three evaluative factors. Class 1,2 & 3.
Every ski area in the Chamonix Valley has a ski patrol and avalanche safety information posted at all main lift stations.
We recommend off-piste skiers should be well informed about current weather, snowpack and avalanche hazards. Backcountry skiers should never travel alone. All members of your group should wear a transceiver (457kHz) and know how to use it. In addition to your transceiver everyone should also carry a shovel, and a probe. Backcountry skiers should advise someone of where they are traveling, and when they will make next contact.