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Benneckenstein Snow Report for 19 Feb 2017

  • Weather Forecast for Benneckenstein at  m altitude issued: 12 am20 Feb 2017 (local time)  
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Benneckenstein Snow Report for 19 Feb 2017

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Our Snow Report for Benneckenstein brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Benneckenstein snow report shown below was updated on 19 Feb 2017. Snow Reports are provided regularly throughout the ski season courtesy of our own network of ski resort managers, the Skiclub of Great Britain and Skiresort Service International GmbH. In addition to the current report on ski conditions, we also provide webcams (including a 4 week cam archive), current live observations from nearby weather stations and also historical snow data for Benneckenstein.

Benneckenstein Snow Report Issued: 19 Feb 2017

Season opens: 6 January 2017 | Season closes: 19 March 2017

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 31 Jan 2017
Fresh snow depth:-cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
20
20
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-pisteHard
PowderOff piste-
Resort runsResort runsopen

Resort Ski Report:1 out of 1Lifts open.0.2 of 0.2 km of pistes open.

  
*User Snow Reports: these can only be submitted by registered users. If you would like to submit user snow reports, or become a resort manager to make more in-depth updates to this resort's information, please contact us.

Snow Reports for Nearby Resorts

Bottom Mid Top
Resort Webcam Top
snow depth
top and bottom
Good piste
on-piste
Powder
off-piste
Fresh snow depth
last snow
Fresh snow depth
next 9 days
0–3 | 3–6 | 6–9
snow (cm)
Weather Next 3 days weather forecast.
Freezing level (m)
Mon Tue Wed

(510m — 540m)

snow report yesterday

0 km away

20
20
Hard 20 days ago
5
1
moderate rain
light rain
heavy rain
Mid station 525 m
1650m 1550m 1250m

(480m — 645m)

snow report yesterday

28 km away

20
10
Hard 20 days ago
4
9
3
moderate rain
light rain
light snow
Mid station 562 m
1650m 1550m 1250m

(740m — 863m)

snow report yesterday

117 km away

40
35
Hard 34 days ago
2
6
2
light rain
light rain
moderate rain
Mid station 802 m
1650m 1800m 1450m

(745m — 785m)

snow report yesterday

132 km away

39
37
old 9 days ago
3
13
2
light rain
light rain
heavy rain
Mid station 765 m
1600m 1850m 1450m

(710m — 920m)

snow report yesterday

141 km away

35
15
Packed 19 days ago
2
7
2
moderate rain
light rain
heavy rain
Mid station 815 m
1750m 1950m 1450m

Notes on the Benneckenstein Snow Report

The snow report describes the piste and off-piste ski conditions at Benneckenstein. You can submit an updated snow report here. Piste and off-piste are often different so we ask snow reporters to describe Benneckenstein piste and off-piste conditions separately. If these details are missing from the Benneckenstein snow report, you can predict off-piste conditions using the snow depth, the date of the most recent snowfall at Benneckenstein, the Benneckenstein weather report and the forecast.

Members can check the hindcast for a timeline of Benneckenstein weather conditions. This detailed weather log makes it easy to predict snow conditions at Benneckenstein, even when the snow report is too old to be useful. The hindcast shows when our weather model last predicted snowfall at Benneckenstein. It shows how much snow we think fell then, and the way freezing level, wind and weather have varied through time. You will be able to predict whether to expect off-piste powder, slush, spring snow, ice or wind crust.

If you see a report of powder or fresh snow conditions several days after snow last fell, there is usually a good reason. At crowded ski resorts, off-piste new snow will be tracked out within hours of a fresh fall but wherever crowds are light in relation to the accessible terrain, it will be possible to stay fresh much later, perhaps several days later. Alternatively, strong winds sometimes redistribute powder snow enough to cover old tracks, or it may simply be that the ski area was not fully open for some period after the snow fell, so fresh snow that fell a while ago has remained un-tracked until this report.

Whenever weather conditions change, Benneckenstein snow conditions will change too, so it is important to check the time and date of the Benneckenstein snow report and to guess what effect the weather will have had on snow quality between then and now. For example, the Benneckenstein snow report on Friday afternoon may indicate fresh powder but if Friday night is mild and rainy then ski conditions will be very poor on Saturday morning. Conversely, if the weather stays stable and cold, the same snow report can be valid for more than a week. We advise that you check the Benneckenstein snow forecast to see if conditions are likely to change before your visit.

Many skiers enjoy moguls and fast icy pistes but for off-piste skiers and free-ride snowboarders, fresh snow starts to deteriorate from the moment it settles. Wind, rain and periods of above-freezing temperature are the primary cause of the evolution from fresh powder to windslab, ice or slush. High altitude slopes that are shaded from the sun and sheltered from the wind preserve powder stashes longer after fresh snowfall. If the snow report mentions pockets of powder at Benneckenstein, study the Benneckenstein piste map in relation to the wind direction to determine the most likely locations.

We stress the importance of checking the date on the Benneckenstein snow report particularly around weekends. For example, the snow report for Benneckenstein on Friday may indicate powder after recent snowfall but following a sunny and busy weekend, when the locals hit the mountains en masse, the ski conditions (at any resort) can deteriorate rapidly and late arrivals may see very different ski conditions. Of course some people look for deteriorating conditions in the snow report for the likely development of mogul fields but for powder lovers and particularly snowboarders this can mean tracked out off-piste snow. Of course, this doesn’t always happen quickly after fresh snowfall particularly at quiet North facing resorts at high altitude where genuine powder stashes may be found days or even weeks later. It is worth checking the piste map for Benneckenstein (found in menu above) for the location of favourable slopes that may be described in the "Benneckenstein Snow Conditions" part of the snow report. In addition to checking the Benneckenstein snow report we recommend that you check the snow forecasts found in the menu at the top of the page along with our ski resort guide.