We are planning a trip to High Tatras somewhere around the first week of November - plan would be to do some daily hikes on the Polish side, staying at Morskie Oko and 5 Lake Valley huts, and, weather permitting, do Mt. Rysy from Morskie Oko.
Now, we are definitely expecting some snow, and we'll take both snow shoes and ice ax / crampons. However, as far as I've read, there's serious avalanche danger in the High Tatras in winter. When does the dangerous period start for that particular route? Is it very likely that it's dangerous already by the beginning of November? Will there be people in lower huts who can tell whether there's danger?
How are the conditions in general? Is it a good time / will there be many people doing that route at that time or is it a particularly low season for doing the high summits? Which ascent route would be better for Rysy at that time - from Slovakia or Poland?