Ski Austria

Montafon Snow Report for 13 Dec 2017

Ski Austria

Montafon Snow Report for 13 Dec 2017

AuMontafon

Use the buttons below to tell us…

Our Snow Report for Montafon brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Montafon snow report shown below was updated on 13 Dec 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 Montafon.

Montafon Snow Report Issued: 13 Dec 2017

Season opens: 11 November 2017 | Season closes: 8 April 2018

Season open
snow report webcam thumbnail

Most recent snowfallon 13 Dec 2017
Fresh snow depth:10cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
120
35
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-piste Fresh
PowderOff piste Fresh
Resort runsResort runsFresh

Resort Ski Report:19 out of 37 Lifts open.

Montafon Snow Conditions:Great skiing thanks to the recent snowfalls

Reported Weather Conditions:Sun, Great weather, no clouds in sight, Temperature: -2°C

Eyeball snow report
  1. eyeball reporterAnonymous Report: Snowing at a moderate rate at St. Anton.
  2. John sfJohn J - Powder! Snowing now and more on the way
  3. eyeball reporter Powder day!. Snow has started to fall.
  4. eyeball reporterMember Report: Snowing at a moderate rate in Flumserberg.
  5. John sfJohn J - Wow - excellent conditions. It's snowing, the week ahead looks good.
  
sfc snow report icon
*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)
Thu Fri Sat

(1000m — 2300m)

snow report yesterday

0 km away

120
35

Fresh

Fresh
10 cm
yesterday
38
59
25
moderate snow
clear
light snow
Mid station 1650 m
1100m 500m 350m

(1423m — 2300m)

snow report yesterday

7 km away

Gargellen webcam
90
50

Good

Varied
30 cm
5 days ago
38
61
27
moderate snow
clear
light snow
Mid station 1862 m
1100m 500m 350m

(1520m — 2085m)

snow report today

9 km away

110
40
Packed 2 days ago
41
63
26
moderate snow
clear
moderate snow
Mid station 1802 m
1100m 500m 350m

(1037m — 1920m)

snow report yesterday

18 km away

120
25
×
Closed

Varied
40 cm
2 days ago
33
50
17
moderate snow
clear
light snow
Mid station 1478 m
1200m 600m 300m

(1600m — 2300m)

snow report yesterday

19 km away

Galtur-Silvapark webcam
85
40

Good

Varied
35 cm
5 days ago
38
60
33
moderate snow
clear
light snow
Mid station 1950 m
1200m 700m 450m

Notes on the Montafon Snow Report

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

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

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

submit an eyeball snow reportSubmit an eyeball snow report for Montafon
register