A quarter of a meter of snow has fallen on the ridges of the highest Czech mountains, the Giant Mountains, in the last 24 hours. In the highest positions, it lies between 70 and 110 centimeters of snow cover. Watch footage from Monday morning from Medvědín, Svatý Petr, Malá Úpa and Černá hora.
Another snow fell in the Giant Mountains. There are up to a meter of snow on the ridges Video: Holidayinfo.cz
“In the last 24 hours, it has cooled sharply, creating a crust on the surface. It has fallen 25 centimeters of new snow on the mountain ridges,” said Robert Dlouhý, an avalanche specialist of the mountain service.
More snow is stored on the leeward slopes. At positions below 1100 meters above sea level, the snow cover is damp to waterlogged.
The first degree of avalanche danger still applies in the Giant Mountains. Avalanche release is only possible with a large additional load, and only rarely in very steep extreme terrain. “There is a possibility of spontaneous release of small or medium avalanches, which usually stop on the slope,” said Dlouhý.