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Ricken Snow Report for 22 Nov 2016

  • Weather Forecast for Ricken at  m altitude issued: 12 am11 Dec 2016 (local time)  
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Ricken Snow Report for 22 Nov 2016

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Our Snow Report for Ricken brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Ricken snow report shown below was updated on 22 Nov 2016. 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 Ricken.

Ricken Snow Report Issued: 22 Nov 2016

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BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
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Resort Ski Report:0 out of 0Lifts open.0 of 1 km of pistes open

Reported Weather Conditions:no report

  
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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
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Good piste
on-piste
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last snow
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next 9 days
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Weather Next 3 days weather forecast.
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(1858m — 2322m)

snow report yesterday

12 km away

Malbun - Steg webcam
10
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12 days ago
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 2090 m
2500m 1600m 2100m

(1057m — 2627m)

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21 km away

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22 days ago
1
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1842 m
2500m 1450m 1950m

(1045m — 2627m)

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23 km away

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22 days ago
1
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1836 m
2500m 1450m 1950m

(1219m — 2627m)

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25 km away

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22 days ago
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
Mid station 1923 m
2500m 1450m 2000m

(900m — 1113m)

snow report 2 days ago

27 km away

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23 days ago
partly cloudy
clear
clear
Mid station 1006 m
2550m 1650m 2150m

Notes on the Ricken Snow Report

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

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

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