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Helmos Snow Report for 12 Feb 2017

  • Weather Forecast for Helmos at  m altitude issued: 7 am19 Feb 2017 (local time)  
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Helmos Snow Report for 12 Feb 2017

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Our Snow Report for Helmos brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Helmos snow report shown below was updated on 12 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 Helmos.

Helmos Snow Report Issued: 12 Feb 2017

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Most recent snowfallon 10 Feb 2017
Fresh snow depth:10cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
200
150
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-piste Excellent
PowderOff piste Powder
Resort runsResort runsOpen

Resort Ski Report:8 out of 8Lifts open.Skibike downhill race --- 18-19 Feb 2017

Helmos Snow Conditions:All lifts open, perfect snow conditions

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

  
Snow conditions provided by a manager in the resort snow report icon Snow conditions provided by a manager in the resort
*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

(1600m — 2600m)

snow report 2 days ago

435 km away

Bansko webcam
65
110
Hard
Packed
11 days ago
12
light snow
clear
clear
Mid station 2100 m
1600m 1150m 1300m

(1446m — 1926m)

snow report 2 days ago

458 km away

110
75
Hard packed
Varied
8 cm
11 days ago
12
moderate snow
snow showers
clear
Mid station 1686 m
1600m 1300m 1450m

(1300m — 2560m)

snow report 2 days ago

485 km away

Borovets webcam
155
130
Hard packed
Varied
4 cm
11 days ago
15
2
2
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 1930 m
1450m 1000m 1300m

(1056m — 2016m)

snow report yesterday

597 km away

29
20
Artificial 13 days ago
14
3
1
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 1536 m
700m 700m 1400m

(1767m — 2322m)

snow report today

643 km away

200
180
Hard
Crust
30
2
9
snow showers
heavy snow
snow showers
Mid station 2044 m
1750m 1600m 1500m

Notes on the Helmos Snow Report

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

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

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