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Cortina Snow Report for 19 Jan 2018

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Cortina Snow Report for 19 Jan 2018

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Our Snow Report for Cortina brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Cortina snow report shown below was updated on 19 Jan 2018. 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 Cortina.

Cortina Snow Report Issued: 19 Jan 2018

Season opens: 12 November 2017 | Season closes: 1 May 2018

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 9 Jan 2018
Fresh snow depth:30 cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
120
50
TopNew Snow at Top: –
Good pisteOn piste Excellent
PowderOff pisteCrud
Resort runsResort runsGood

Resort Ski Report:35 out of 37 Lifts open.

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

Reported Weather Conditions:Cloud, Overcast skies, Temperature: -6°C

Eyeball snow report
  1. eyeball reporterSnow Forecast User Report: It is snowing heavily in Val Gardena.
  2. eyeball reporterSnow Forecast User Report: Snowing at Corvara (Alta Badia).
  3. eyeball reporterSnow Forecast User Report: Snowing at Val Gardena.
  
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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)
Sat Sun Mon

(1282m — 2932m)

snow report yesterday

0 km away

Cortina webcam
120
50

Excellent
Crud
30 cm
11 days ago
Overcast skies // 19 Jan
34
33
snow showers
snow showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 2107 m
550m 700m 1200m

(1324m — 2778m)

snow report yesterday

19 km away

180
70

Fresh

Fresh
5 cm
3 days ago
Overcast skies // 19 Jan
38
27
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 2051 m
500m 700m 1200m

(1612m — 2478m)

snow report yesterday

20 km away

151
121

Excellent
Crud
35 cm
11 days ago
45
42
light snow
light snow
cloudy
Mid station 2045 m
450m 500m 1150m

(901m — 2275m)

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25 km away

Kronplatz webcam
70
15

Fresh

Fresh
15 cm
4 days ago
Overcast skies // 19 Jan
25
4
snow showers
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 1588 m
700m 850m 1350m

(1465m — 2630m)

snow report yesterday

28 km away

240
40

Good
Tracked
2 cm
3 days ago
42
43
light snow
light snow
cloudy
Mid station 2048 m
450m 550m 1100m

Notes on the Cortina Snow Report

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

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

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

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