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Kitzbühel Snow Report for 17 Jan 2018

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Kitzbühel Snow Report for 17 Jan 2018

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Our Snow Report for Kitzbühel brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Kitzbühel snow report shown below was updated on 17 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 Kitzbühel.

Kitzbühel Snow Report Issued: 17 Jan 2018

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Most recent snowfallon 13 Jan 2018
Fresh snow depth:2 cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
107
30
TopNew Snow at Top: –
Good pisteOn piste Fresh
PowderOff piste Fresh
Resort runsResort runsclosed

Resort Ski Report:11 out of 57 Lifts open.

Kitzbühel Snow Conditions:Limited skiing due to high winds

Reported Weather Conditions:Snow, Cloudy and snowy today, Temperature: -1°C

Eyeball snow report
  1. eyeball reporterSnow Forecast User Report: It is snowing steadily in St Johann in Tirol.
  2. eyeball reporterSnow Forecast User Report: Snow falling in Auffach.
  3. eyeball reporterSnow Forecast User Report: It is snowing heavily in Zell am See.
  4. eyeball reporterSnow Forecast User Report: Snowing heavily in Saalbach Hinterglemm.
  5. eyeball reporterSnow Forecast User Report: Snowing in Kitzbühel.
  
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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)
Wed Thu Fri

(800m — 2000m)

snow report today

0 km away

Kitzbühel webcam
107
30

Fresh

Fresh
2 cm
4 days ago
49
38
6
moderate snow
light rain
light snow
Mid station 1400 m
550m 1150m 1100m

(860m — 1934m)

snow report today

6 km away

Kirchberg webcam
107
30

Fresh

Fresh
5 cm
13 days ago
46
36
6
moderate snow
light rain
light snow
Mid station 1397 m
550m 1200m 1100m

(830m — 2020m)

snow report today

8 km away

120
60

Fresh

Fresh
15 cm
today
55
43
7
moderate snow
light rain
light snow
Mid station 1425 m
550m 1150m 1100m

(620m — 1957m)

snow report today

9 km away

130
50

Excellent
Packed
4 cm
today
43
34
6
light snow
cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1288 m
550m 1200m 1150m

(670m — 1700m)

snow report today

9 km away

St Johann in Tirol webcam
110
110

Good
Crud
10 cm
21 days ago
44
28
6
light snow
light rain
light snow
Mid station 1185 m
550m 1200m 1100m

Notes on the Kitzbühel Snow Report

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

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

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