WEATHER AND SNOW
Compare different weather forecast services before doing any activity in the mountains
METEOBLUE Forecast Ordesa National Park, elevation 1991m
Through the numerical models offered by the AEMET website, it is possible to obtain a very reliable last-minute forecast for different variables: precipitation, wind, cloud cover, etc.
The ATES cartography in the Monte Perdido – Ordesa massif is a planning tool for our winter activities , which will help us choose the safest itineraries.
The Avalanche Terrain Classification Scale or ATES tool is a system that classify the land according to its degree of exposure to avalanches. These different types of terrain are represented on a map by colors, assigning each a different color:
- Green: simple ground
- Blue: demanding terrain
- Red: complex terrain
Your consultation helps the winter mountaineer to choose the safer itineraries , avoiding those areas most exposed to avalanches.
The winter mountaineer will also need to know the risk of avalanches (from weak -1- to very strong -5-), so they will need to carefully study the Avalanche Danger Bulletin (BPA) of the day.