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Saas Fee Snow Report for 19 Oct 2017

  • Weather Forecast for Saas Fee at  m altitude issued: 7 pm21 Oct 2017 (local time)
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Saas Fee Snow Report for 19 Oct 2017

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Our Snow Report for Saas Fee brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Saas Fee snow report shown below was updated on 19 Oct 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 Saas Fee.

Saas Fee Snow Report Issued: 19 Oct 2017

Season opens: 15 July 2017 | Season closes: 15 April 2018

Season open
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Most recent snowfallon 1 Oct 2017
Fresh snow depth:7cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
40
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-piste Good
PowderOff piste Varied
Resort runsResort runsclosed

Resort Ski Report:7 out of 21Lifts open.

Saas Fee Snow Conditions:The best conditions can be found on the upper slopes

Reported Weather Conditions:Sun/cloud,Mostly sunny with increasing clouds,Temperature: -3°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

(1800m — 3600m)

snow report 2 days ago

0 km away

40

Good

Varied
7 cm
20 days ago
6
3
light snow
snow showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 2700 m
2200m 2000m 3050m

(1670m — 2400m)

snow report today

2 km away

End Of Season on 20 May
3
2
snow showers
snow showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 2035 m
2250m 2000m 3100m

(1621m — 2891m)

snow report today

13 km away

End Of Season on 7 Mar
6
3
snow showers
snow showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 2256 m
2150m 1900m 3000m

(1619m — 3820m)

snow report 2 days ago

18 km away

Zermatt webcam
60

Good

Varied
5 cm
33 days ago
21
13
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 2720 m
2150m 1750m 2800m

(1916m — 3484m)

snow report today

28 km away

End Of Season on 26 Mar
16
4
light snow
snow showers
clear
Mid station 2700 m
2050m 1850m 2950m

Notes on the Saas Fee Snow Report

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

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

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