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Saas Grund Snow Report for 24 Mar 2017

  • Weather Forecast for Saas Grund at  m altitude issued: 6 am24 Mar 2017 (local time)
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Saas Grund Snow Report for 24 Mar 2017

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Our Snow Report for Saas Grund brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Saas Grund snow report shown below was updated on 24 Mar 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 Grund.

Saas Grund Snow Report Issued: 24 Mar 2017

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Most recent snowfallon 6 Mar 2017
Fresh snow depth:-cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
50
BottomNew Snow in Resort: –
Good pisteon-piste Good
PowderOff piste-
Resort runsResort runsopen

Resort Ski Report:8 out of 8Lifts open.22 of 35 km of pistes open

Reported Weather Conditions:no report

Eyeball surf report
  1. eyeball reporterAnonymous Report: There is heavy snow falling above Zermatt.
  2. Image1Chalet Petal Cloudy this morning. Some new snow high up. Quiet pistes.
  3. eyeball reporter Great skiing on well groomed pistes. Cloudy this morning, clearing later.
  4. eyeball reporterAnonymous Report: Snow is falling in Saas Fee.
  5. eyeball reporterJohn Mac Schilgrat red runs are closed but everything else open. Good visibility at the top.
  
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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)
Fri Sat Sun

(1812m — 3716m)

snow report today

0 km away

Saas Grund webcam
50

Good
18 days ago
49
2
29
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
Mid station 2764 m
2300m 2250m 2250m

(1800m — 3600m)

snow report yesterday

1 km away

203
20
×
Closed

Varied
30 cm
yesterday
53
2
29
light snow
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 2700 m
2300m 2250m 2250m

(1670m — 2400m)

snow report today

2 km away

65
15
No Info 16 days ago
28
16
moderate rain
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 2035 m
2250m 2250m 2250m

(1621m — 2891m)

snow report today

12 km away

60
5
Packed 18 days ago
17
1
13
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
Mid station 2256 m
2350m 2300m 2200m

(1300m — 3000m)

snow report yesterday

16 km away

Macugnaga webcam
240
20
Powder
Powder
43 cm
yesterday
61
2
27
light snow
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 2150 m
2300m 2300m 2300m

Notes on the Saas Grund Snow Report

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

Members can check the hindcast for a timeline of Saas Grund weather conditions. This detailed weather log makes it easy to predict snow conditions at Saas Grund, even when the snow report is too old to be useful. The hindcast shows when our weather model last predicted snowfall at Saas Grund. 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 Grund snow conditions will change too, so it is important to check the time and date of the Saas Grund snow report and to guess what effect the weather will have had on snow quality between then and now. For example, the Saas Grund 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 Grund 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 Grund, study the Saas Grund 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 Grund snow report particularly around weekends. For example, the snow report for Saas Grund 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 Grund (found in menu above) for the location of favourable slopes that may be described in the "Saas Grund Snow Conditions" part of the snow report. In addition to checking the Saas Grund 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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