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Kandersteg Snow Report for 24 Jan 2017

  • Weather Forecast for Kandersteg at  m altitude issued: 6 am24 Jan 2017 (local time)  
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Kandersteg Snow Report for 24 Jan 2017

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Our Snow Report for Kandersteg brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Kandersteg snow report shown below was updated on 24 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 Kandersteg.

Kandersteg Snow Report Issued: 24 Jan 2017

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Most recent snowfallon 17 Jan 2017
Fresh snow depth:-cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
70
40
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-piste Good
PowderOff piste-
Resort runsResort runsOpen

Resort Ski Report:4 out of 5Lifts open.12 of 14 km of pistes open

Reported Weather Conditions:no report

Eyeball surf report
  1. eyeball reporterJohn Mac blue skies and great snow. yesterday you could count the number of skiers on one hand. Queues un heard off. do join us.
  2. eyeball reporterBob Another sunny day with great piste skiing, there are a few hard spots and natural pistes eg Rhor are a bit thin in places. Generally great piste skiing though.
  3. Image1Chalet Petal Cold and sunny again. Very good piste skiing.
  4. eyeball reporter Very good piste conditions, best at top. Great weather, no clouds in sight.
  
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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)
Tue Wed Thu

(1199m — 1960m)

snow report today

0 km away

Kandersteg webcam
70
40

Good
7 days ago
9
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 1580 m
1000m 1000m 1100m

(1350m — 2400m)

snow report yesterday

11 km away

Adelboden webcam
60
32

Excellent
Patchy
10 cm
9 days ago
11
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 1875 m
800m 850m 1050m

(929m — 2671m)

snow report today

11 km away

80
40

Good
7 days ago
9
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 1800 m
850m 850m 1100m

(1321m — 2610m)

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11 km away

Leukerbad webcam
70
30
×
Closed
11 days ago
9
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1966 m
1100m 1100m 1150m

(1161m — 1639m)

snow report today

12 km away

60
45

Good
7 days ago
1
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1400 m
900m 950m 1150m

Notes on the Kandersteg Snow Report

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

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

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