Southern Bavarian Alps as well:
Avalanche danger assessment
The avalanche danger in the Bavarian Alps is high.
The main threat still stems from loosely-packed snow and slab avalanches which can trigger naturally due to the enormous overlaying load of new snow on top of the thick old snowpack. Loose snow is entrained on the avalanche track, i.e., avalanches can grow to a very large size. At lower altitudes, the snowpack that is moist to the ground can start to glide in mountain forests with scattered stands or can also glide on the ground on smooth, steep grass-covered slopes. Exposed transportation routes are at risk.
In addition, large slab avalanches can be triggered even by a single skier. Avalanche prone locations are found primarily adjacent to ridgelines in wind-loaded steep terrain on north to east and southwest facing slopes, as well as in bowls and gullies filled with snowdrift deposits. Frequently, the snowdrift accumulations are covered by loose fresh snow and are difficult to detect. Beware of high sink-in depths!
Wind and precipitations abate only gradually. Especially the east of the Bavarian Alps will see another 50 cm of new snow by Thursday evening. The loose fresh snow will only form a weak bond with the thick old snowpack of the last days. The old snowpack has settled somewhat, but the weak intermediate layers in the area of snowdrift accumulations are still prone to trigger. At lower altitudes the snowpack is moist toward the ground and may start to glide.
Tips and outlook
Snowfall will diminish and the avalanche situation is expected to ease up somewhat in the course of the next few days. Backcountry skiing and freeriding tours away from secured and marked ski runs continue to require caution and deep knowledge of assessing avalanche risks on-site.