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Macugnaga Snow Report for 17 Jan 2018

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Macugnaga Snow Report for 17 Jan 2018


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Our Snow Report for Macugnaga brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Macugnaga 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 Macugnaga.

Macugnaga Snow Report Issued: 17 Jan 2018

Season opens: 9 December 2017 | Season closes: 1 May 2018

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 9 Jan 2018
Fresh snow depth:10 cm

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

Resort Ski Report:4 out of 8 Lifts open.

Macugnaga Snow Conditions:The best conditions can be found on the upper slopes

Reported Weather Conditions:Snow, Cloudy and snowy today, Temperature: -7°C

Eyeball snow report
  1. eyeball reporterSnow Forecast User Report: It is snowing steadily in San Domenico.
  2. eyeball reporterSnow Forecast User Report: There is heavy snow falling at San Domenico.
  3. eyeball reporterSnow Forecast User Report: Heavy snow is falling in Breuil-Cervinia Valtournenche.
  4. Winter balkonblickChalet Petal Most lifts closed due to gales.
  5. SnowforeMember Report: Snow falling heavily at Arolla.
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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

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Resort Webcam Top
snow depth
top and bottom
Good 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)
Thu Fri Sat

(1300m — 3000m)

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0 km away

Macugnaga webcam


10 cm
9 days ago
light snow
snow showers
moderate snow
Mid station 2150 m
1250m 1300m 850m

(1212m — 2970m)

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13 km away

Alagna webcam


5 cm
snow showers
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 2091 m
1300m 1350m 950m

(1670m — 2400m)

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14 km away


light snow
snow showers
moderate snow
Mid station 2035 m
1250m 1200m 850m

(1800m — 3600m)

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16 km away

Saas Fee webcam


20 cm
2 days ago
light snow
snow showers
moderate snow
Mid station 2700 m
1200m 1200m 850m

(1619m — 3820m)

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17 km away

Zermatt webcam

25 cm
2 days ago
moderate snow
light snow
heavy snow
Mid station 2720 m
1150m 1200m 800m

Notes on the Macugnaga Snow Report

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

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

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