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Fiss Snow Report for 9 Dec 2016

  • Weather Forecast for Fiss at  m altitude issued: 12 pm09 Dec 2016 (local time)  
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Fiss Snow Report for 9 Dec 2016

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Our Snow Report for Fiss brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Fiss snow report shown below was updated on 9 Dec 2016. 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 Fiss.

Fiss Snow Report Issued: 9 Dec 2016

Season opens: 7 December 2016 | Season closes: 23 April 2017

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 26 Nov 2016
Fresh snow depth:-cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
35
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-pistePacked
PowderOff piste-
Resort runsResort runsclosed

Resort Ski Report:32 out of 39Lifts open.118 of 198 km of pistes open.

Eyeball surf report
  1. eyeball reporter Great skiing on well groomed pistes. Another glorious day.
  2. eyeball reporter Great skiing on well groomed pistes. Great weather, no clouds in sight.
  
*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)
Fri Sat Sun

(1200m — 2701m)

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0 km away

35
Packed 13 days ago
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 1950 m
3200m 3400m 2450m

(2224m — 3160m)

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10 km away

92

Good

Varied
10 cm
13 days ago
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 2692 m
3200m 3400m 2450m

(1427m — 2684m)

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10 km away

Serfaus webcam
35

Good
Limited
15 cm
13 days ago
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 2056 m
3200m 3450m 2450m

(1740m — 3440m)

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15 km away

Pitztal Glacier webcam
132
91

Good

Varied
6 cm
11 days ago
1
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 2590 m
3150m 3400m 2400m

(1400m — 2872m)

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25 km away

Samnaun webcam
40
10

Good
Patchy
10 cm
18 days ago
1
partly cloudy
clear
snow showers
Mid station 2136 m
3250m 3450m 2400m

Notes on the Fiss Snow Report

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

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

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