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Lauterbrunnen Snow Report for 22 Jan 2017

  • Weather Forecast for Lauterbrunnen at  m altitude issued: 12 am23 Jan 2017 (local time)  
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Lauterbrunnen Snow Report for 22 Jan 2017

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Our Snow Report for Lauterbrunnen brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Lauterbrunnen snow report shown below was updated on 22 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 Lauterbrunnen.

Lauterbrunnen Snow Report Issued: 22 Jan 2017

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Most recent snowfallon 13 Jan 2017
Fresh snow depth:-cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
90
20
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-piste Good
PowderOff piste-
Resort runsResort runsclosed

Resort Ski Report:0 out of 0Lifts open.0 of 10 km of pistes open

Reported Weather Conditions:no report

Eyeball surf report
  1. eyeball reporterBob Busy with weekenders today but looking forward to another sunny and wpquiet week on the pistes.
  2. eyeball reporterJohn Mac The winning time for the 7.6kms Inferno course was just over 7 minutes. All lifts operating today for the first time this season. Most of the runs are open too. Back to normal.
  
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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)
Mon Tue Wed

(795m — 2972m)

snow report yesterday

0 km away

90
20

Good
10 days ago
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 1884 m
1500m 1000m 1000m

(944m — 2399m)

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2 km away

Wengen webcam
50
40

Excellent

Powder
7 days ago
Another glorious day // 22 Jan
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 1672 m
1450m 1000m 1000m

(795m — 2969m)

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5 km away

Mürren webcam
90
45

Excellent

Powder
7 days ago
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 1882 m
1450m 1050m 1050m

(945m — 2473m)

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10 km away

Grindelwald webcam
82
25
Packed
Varied
22 cm
8 days ago
Another glorious day // 22 Jan
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 1709 m
1450m 950m 1000m

(1161m — 1639m)

snow report yesterday

13 km away

60
45

Good
6 days ago
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 1400 m
1550m 1000m 1050m

Notes on the Lauterbrunnen Snow Report

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

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

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