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Mürren Snow Report for 20 Feb 2017

  • Weather Forecast for Murren at  m altitude issued: 12 pm21 Feb 2017 (local time)  
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Mürren Snow Report for 20 Feb 2017

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Our Snow Report for Mürren brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Mürren snow report shown below was updated on 20 Feb 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 Mürren.

Mürren Snow Report Issued: 20 Feb 2017

Season opens: 6 December 2016 | Season closes: 19 April 2017

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 17 Feb 2017
Fresh snow depth:0cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
150
65
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-piste Good
PowderOff piste Powder
Resort runsResort runsopen

Resort Ski Report:19 out of 19Lifts open.Enjoy the sunshine and good snow.

Mürren Snow Conditions:Great skiing thanks to the recent snowfalls

Reported Weather Conditions:Sun,Another glorious day,Temperature: -4°C

Eyeball surf report
  1. eyeball reporterAnonymous Report: Snow update for Mürren: Light winds here. Well above freezing today. The majority of lifts are open. The pistes are wet. The snow off-piste is heavy.
  2. eyeball reporterBob A dull and gloomy morning with light rain falling here at 1300m. Brighter weather tomorrow.?
  

Snow report by

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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
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

(795m — 2969m)

snow report yesterday

0 km away

Mürren webcam
150
65

Good

Powder
4 days ago
Another glorious day // 20 Feb
1
15
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 1882 m
2150m 2150m 2250m

(944m — 2399m)

snow report today

6 km away

Wengen webcam
85
30

Good

Varied
today
13
light rain
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 1672 m
2150m 2200m 2250m

(945m — 2473m)

snow report yesterday

13 km away

Grindelwald webcam
119
15

Good

Varied
5 cm
4 days ago
13
light rain
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 1709 m
2150m 2150m 2200m

(1161m — 1639m)

snow report today

13 km away

35
15

Good
4 days ago
9
rain showers
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 1400 m
2100m 2250m 2300m

(1142m — 3111m)

snow report today

16 km away

Lauchernalp - Lötschental webcam
211
12

Good
1
12
snow showers
partly cloudy
clear
Mid station 2126 m
2150m 2150m 2250m

Notes on the Mürren Snow Report

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

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

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