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Berchtesgaden Snow Report for 20 Jan 2017

  • Weather Forecast for Berchtesgaden at  m altitude issued: 6 am22 Jan 2017 (local time)  
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Berchtesgaden Snow Report for 20 Jan 2017

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Our Snow Report for Berchtesgaden brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Berchtesgaden snow report shown below was updated on 20 Jan 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 Berchtesgaden.

Berchtesgaden Snow Report Issued: 20 Jan 2017

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Most recent snowfallon 18 Jan 2017
Fresh snow depth:2cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
150
50
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-pisteSoft
PowderOff piste Varied
Resort runsResort runsopen

Resort Ski Report:4 out of 4Lifts open.

Berchtesgaden Snow Conditions:Great on piste conditions, tracked out off piste

Reported Weather Conditions:Sun,Another glorious day,Temperature: 0°C

  
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*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)
Sun Mon Tue

(630m — 1800m)

snow report 2 days ago

0 km away

Berchtesgaden webcam
150
50
Soft
Varied
2 cm
4 days ago
Another glorious day // 20 Jan
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1215 m
950m 650m 350m

(901m — 1050m)

snow report today

3 km away

70
70
Packed 5 days ago
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 976 m
950m 650m 350m

(640m — 1670m)

snow report 2 days ago

24 km away

Lofer webcam
130
90

Excellent
Tracked
10 cm
6 days ago
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1155 m
1750m 1250m 350m

(651m — 1451m)

snow report today

26 km away

130
70
Packed 5 days ago
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1051 m
1950m 1100m 0m

(1000m — 1837m)

snow report today

26 km away

105
80
Packed 14 days ago
clear
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1418 m
700m 700m 650m

Notes on the Berchtesgaden Snow Report

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

Members can check the hindcast for a timeline of Berchtesgaden weather conditions. This detailed weather log makes it easy to predict snow conditions at Berchtesgaden, even when the snow report is too old to be useful. The hindcast shows when our weather model last predicted snowfall at Berchtesgaden. 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, Berchtesgaden snow conditions will change too, so it is important to check the time and date of the Berchtesgaden snow report and to guess what effect the weather will have had on snow quality between then and now. For example, the Berchtesgaden 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 Berchtesgaden 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 Berchtesgaden, study the Berchtesgaden piste map in relation to the wind direction to determine the most likely locations.

We stress the importance of checking the date on the Berchtesgaden snow report particularly around weekends. For example, the snow report for Berchtesgaden 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 Berchtesgaden (found in menu above) for the location of favourable slopes that may be described in the "Berchtesgaden Snow Conditions" part of the snow report. In addition to checking the Berchtesgaden 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.