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Mestia Snow Report for 2 Jan 2017

  • Weather Forecast for Mestia at  m altitude issued: 3 am22 Jan 2017 (local time)  
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Mestia Snow Report for 2 Jan 2017

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Our Snow Report for Mestia brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Mestia snow report shown below was updated on 2 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 Mestia.

Mestia Snow Report Issued: 2 Jan 2017

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Most recent snowfallon 2 Jan 2017
Fresh snow depth:14cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
240
25
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-piste Good
PowderOff piste Fresh
Resort runsResort runsOpen

Resort Ski Report:1 out of 1Lifts open.-

Mestia Snow Conditions:Fantastic skiing on piste

Reported Weather Conditions:Fair,Light snow falling up high,Temperature: -4°C

  

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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

(1998m — 3267m)

snow report yesterday

156 km away

150
150
Packed 51 days ago
2
9
32
light snow
clear
clear
Mid station 2632 m
700m 950m 1000m

(1626m — 2225m)

snow report yesterday

159 km away

150
150
Packed 46 days ago
8
26
50
light snow
snow showers
clear
Mid station 1926 m
400m 700m 700m

(575m — 2320m)

snow report 2 days ago

210 km away

372
145
Powder
Powder
20 cm
2 days ago
9
31
18
light snow
clear
clear
Mid station 1448 m
450m 750m 1200m

(960m — 2200m)

snow report yesterday

211 km away

260
70
Packed 3 days ago
10
33
20
light snow
clear
clear
Mid station 1580 m
450m 750m 1250m

(995m — 1770m)

snow report 2 days ago

1393 km away

50
20

Good

Varied
15 cm
11 days ago
2
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1382 m
450m 500m 650m

Notes on the Mestia Snow Report

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

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

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