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Grindelwald Snow Report for 21 Jan 2017

  • Weather Forecast for Grindelwald at  m altitude issued: 6 pm21 Jan 2017 (local time)  
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Grindelwald Snow Report for 21 Jan 2017

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Our Snow Report for Grindelwald brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Grindelwald snow report shown below was updated on 21 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 Grindelwald.

Grindelwald Snow Report Issued: 21 Jan 2017

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Most recent snowfallon 15 Jan 2017
Fresh snow depth:22cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
86
25
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-pistePacked
PowderOff piste Varied
Resort runsResort runsPacked

Resort Ski Report:19 out of 22Lifts open.

Grindelwald Snow Conditions:Lower slopes good, excellent up high

Reported Weather Conditions:Sun,Another glorious day,Temperature: -1°C

Eyeball surf report
  1. eyeball reporterBob A well forecast sunny day and good snow will bring the crowds up from the fig below. It is Inferno day in Murren so there is mostly closed for normal skiing.
  2. eyeball reporterJohn Mac the inferno race starts early this morning and finishes around 4pm. if you are not taking part, suggest you stick with the lower slopes. good luck to all those doing the race.
  
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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

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Resort Webcam Top
snow depth
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Good piste
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Fresh snow depth
last snow
Fresh snow depth
next 9 days
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Freezing level (m)
Sun Mon Tue

(945m — 2473m)

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0 km away

Grindelwald webcam
86
25
Packed
Varied
22 cm
6 days ago
Another glorious day // 21 Jan
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1709 m
1100m 1400m 1250m

(1684m — 2322m)

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8 km away

Brienz - Axalp webcam
55
10
On Request
2
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 2003 m
1200m 1450m 1100m

(944m — 2399m)

snow report today

9 km away

Wengen webcam
50
40

Excellent

Powder
5 days ago
Another glorious day // 21 Jan
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1672 m
1150m 1450m 1300m

(795m — 2972m)

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10 km away

No Info 8 days ago
3
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1884 m
1150m 1450m 1300m

(795m — 2969m)

snow report today

13 km away

Mürren webcam
90
45

Excellent

Powder
5 days ago
4
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1882 m
1100m 1400m 1400m

Notes on the Grindelwald Snow Report

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

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

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