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Klosters Snow Report for 20 Jan 2018

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Klosters Snow Report for 20 Jan 2018

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Our Snow Report for Klosters brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Klosters snow report shown below was updated on 20 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 Klosters.

Klosters Snow Report Issued: 20 Jan 2018

Season opens: 17 November 2017 | Season closes: 8 April 2017

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 20 Jan 2018
Fresh snow depth:26 cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
248
115
TopNew Snow at Top: –
Good pisteOn piste Excellent
PowderOff piste Powder
Resort runsResort runsExcellent

Resort Ski Report:51 out of 55 Lifts open.

Klosters Snow Conditions:Great skiing thanks to the recent snowfalls

Reported Weather Conditions:Snow, Cloudy and snowy today, Temperature: -5°C

Eyeball snow report
  1. eyeball reporterSnow Forecast User Report: Snowing heavily in Ischgl.
  2. eyeball reporterSnow Forecast User Report: There is heavy snow falling in Livigno.
  3. eyeball reporterSnow Forecast User Report: There is heavy snow falling in Zurs.
  4. eyeball reporter Great snow conditions throughout area. Overcast skies, low temperatures.
  5. eyeball reporterSnow Forecast User Report: It is snowing steadily in St Moritz.
  
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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)
Sun Mon Tue

(1200m — 2800m)

snow report yesterday

0 km away

Klosters webcam
248
115

Excellent

Powder
26 cm
yesterday
99
1
4
heavy snow
light snow
clear
Mid station 2000 m
950m 1500m 1600m

(1560m — 2844m)

snow report yesterday

8 km away

Davos webcam
225
110

Excellent

Powder
6 cm
2 days ago
96
2
5
heavy snow
light snow
clear
Mid station 2202 m
950m 1600m 1600m

(1423m — 2300m)

snow report 2 days ago

12 km away

Gargellen webcam
170
120

Excellent

Fresh
10 cm
2 days ago
104
1
3
heavy snow
light snow
clear
Mid station 1862 m
950m 1400m 1600m

(1750m — 2650m)

snow report 2 days ago

18 km away

Arosa webcam
150
100

Fresh

Fresh
10 cm
3 days ago
76
2
4
heavy snow
light snow
clear
Mid station 2200 m
1050m 1650m 1600m

(1000m — 2300m)

snow report 2 days ago

19 km away

180
35
Powder
Powder
10 cm
2 days ago
97
1
3
heavy snow
light snow
clear
Mid station 1650 m
950m 1400m 1600m

Notes on the Klosters Snow Report

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

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

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