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Montafon Snow Report for 19 Feb 2018

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Montafon Snow Report for 19 Feb 2018

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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 19 Feb 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 Montafon.

Montafon Snow Report Issued: 19 Feb 2018

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

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 13 Feb 2018
Fresh snow depth:5 cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
205
30
TopNew Snow at Top: –
Good pisteOn piste Excellent
PowderOff pisteTracked
Resort runsResort runsGood

Resort Ski Report:35 out of 37 Lifts open.

Montafon Snow Conditions:Great on piste conditions, tracked out off piste

Reported Weather Conditions:Sun/cloud, Predominantly sunny with cloudy spells, Temperature: -6°C

Eyeball snow report
  1. John sfJohn J - Excellent on and off piste conditions. Clear blue skies, all lifts open.
  2. Web ad 3bTony Galeano 7 mountains open, sunny , 8km E wind, -10d.c. considerable avalanche danger, level 3 perfectly prepared pistes
  
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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)
Tue Wed Thu

(1000m — 2300m)

snow report today

0 km away

205
30

Excellent
Tracked
5 cm
6 days ago
5
4
3
light snow
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 1650 m
350m 400m 400m

(1423m — 2300m)

snow report today

7 km away

Gargellen webcam
205
145

Excellent

Varied
5 cm
yesterday
5
4
3
light snow
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 1862 m
350m 400m 450m

(1520m — 2085m)

snow report today

9 km away

145
30
Packed yesterday
4
2
2
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1802 m
350m 350m 400m

(1037m — 1920m)

snow report today

18 km away

190
55

Good

Varied
40 cm
7 days ago
2
1
1
snow showers
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1478 m
400m 350m 350m

(1600m — 2300m)

snow report today

19 km away

Galtur-Silvapark webcam
250
120

Excellent

Fresh
18 cm
yesterday
5
6
5
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1950 m
350m 400m 500m

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.

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