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Samnaun Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Samnaun at 2872 m altitude issued: 12 am17 Dec 2017 (local time)
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Samnaun Snow Forecast

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Days 0-3 Samnaun Weather Summary:

A heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Mon afternoon. Temperatures will be well below freezing (max -9°C on Tue afternoon, min -17°C on Sun morning). Wind will be generally light.

Days 4-6 Samnaun Weather Summary:

A heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Fri morning. Temperatures will be below freezing (max -3°C on Thu morning, min -14°C on Fri afternoon). Winds increasing (light winds from the NW on Thu night, strong winds from the NW by Fri morning).
SatSunday 17Monday 18Tuesday 19Wednesday 20Thursday 21Fri
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moderate snow
light snow
light snow
snow showers
light snow
moderate snow
light snow
snow showers
partly cloudy
heavy snow
moderate snow
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
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heavy snow
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km/h
Wind (km/h)
15 NW15
15 NW15
15 NNW15
10 NNW10
20 NW20
15 NNW15
15 N15
15 NNE15
15 N15
20 N20
25 N25
30 N30
15 NNE15
20 N20
20 NNW20
15 W15
45 NW45
40 NNW40
Summary
mod. snow
light snow
light snow
snow shwrs
light snow
mod. snow
light snow
snow shwrs
some clouds
heavy snow
mod. snow
light snow
light snow
some clouds
light snow
snow shwrs
heavy snow
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Snow cm
1042-363--11953---137
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Rain mm
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max°C
Max °C
-16-17-17-15-11-12-12-11-9-8-7-6-5-3-3-3-8-13
min°C
Min °C
-16-17-17-17-11-12-13-12-10-8-7-6-6-4-3-8-10-14
chill°C
WChill°C
-24-25-25-24-20-19-20-19-17-16-15-14-13-10-9-16-21-26
Humid.%979896599798969256989898978191779999
Freezing level (m)4503503500450100070075090075011501400155019002100185014001100
Samnaun freezing level scale
snowy slopeSamnaun freezing level
Sunrise-7:58--7:58--8:00--8:00--8:00--8:00-
Sunset--4:30--4:30--4:30--4:30--4:30--4:31
Eyeball snow report
  1. Web%20ad%203bTony Galeano some sun this morning with snow showers this afternoon great skiing conditions , powdersnow , considerable avalanche danger
  2. John sfJohn J - Lots of Powder snow and more coming down overnight!
  3. eyeball reporter Powder day!. Good news, snow is forecast.
  4. Web%20ad%203bTony Galeano snow showers this morning with heavy snow later this afternoon great skiing conditions powdersnow

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Visitor Reviews of Samnaun

Peter Dudzinski from United States writes:

21.12.03-27.12.03:
Village:
Pretty quiet, charming village set in a narrow valley with minimal traffic, at least if you stay up in Dorf. Tax-free prices make shopping for skis, sunglasses, cigarettes and booze attractive to many. Seems to bring in a predominantly German and of course Swiss crowd. Very little by the way of English speakers and perhaps surprisingly not very many Dutch who seem to prefer Ischgl as a base. Stayed at the Hotel des Alpes - nice rooms, spectacularly presented food and great breakfast buffet. Access to 'double-decker' cable-car is by skating along a path or via regular ski-bus which skirts the village.

Skiing:
Most of the skiing is found between about 2000m and 2800m which makes for pretty good snow reliability. Beginners would probably not care for the resort runs back to either Ischgl or Samnaun although the Laret run to Samnaun is more accessible than the others. Up at the top, though, there is a fair amount of easy skiing to be found above the Idalp and at H?llenkar on the Austrian side and down from the Idjoch to the Alp Trida on the Swiss side.

The ski area is really ideally suited to the intermediate skier with plenty of cruising to be had with very little time spent on lifts and in queues. The interesting shape of the terrain also helps to keep things interesting.

If you're looking for a bit more of a challenge, there is enough to keep most people happy for a week, although possibly not two. Runs marked black on the piste map are steep, at least in sections, but are groomed and do therefore not develop into mogul fields. There are a number of areas that do get moguled pretty quickly though. The ski route under the Greitspitz chair is one that is fairly narrow and steep and tends to have good snow conditions. You'll find more bumps at the top of the H?llenspitzbahn on the right hand side as well as further down between the two black pistes. Another place to go is the ski route which leads off the enjoyable black from the Pardatschgrat down to the Velilleckbahn. There's also some great powder to be found in this area if you head right down into the Velilltal just a little before you get to the marked route. The slope has a very steep pitch near the top and does not seem to get skied out very quickly at all. Further up the Velilltal, the route down from the Viderjoch starts with a traverse across from the top of the lift before leading you steeply down into the valley. This was powder when I visited but presumably develops some pretty big moguls after a few days without fresh snow. The extremely narrow and steep gully on the left hand side of the Gratbahn is also good for a challenge. On the Swiss side, you'll find powder over by Alp Bella, particularly by the Mullerbahn. Elsewhere, the black from the top of the Palinkopf towards the Paznauner Thaya gives you a good 800m of vertical and is nice and steep virtually all the way, but if you drop off the edge of the path right at the top (exercise caution - avalanche danger), there is fantastic powder down towards the Gampenbahn. If you're based in Samnaun, you can finish the day by skiing down the other side of the Palinkopf but again dropping off the side of the marked path at the top for a steep face of powder. This ski area definitely does have its challenges, especially if you go looking for them. Some people even manage to ski from the Alp Trida Sattel down to Samnaun under the cable car, but you'll really want to have someone who knows their way about before you tackle that or there's a substantial risk that you'll end up at the bottom of a cliff.

Mountain restaurants:
Decent places can be found in both Switzerland and Austria, but while I prefer Switzerland as a base Austria offers the better value for money when it comes to food. Fill yourself up on cheese 'sp?tzle' down at the Paznauner Thaya or grab a tasty pizza or bowl of pasta from the Schwarzwand in the H?lenkar for only 7-8 euros. The area does have its fair share of self-service restaurants on the slopes, but it has to be said, they're for the most part nicely decorated buildings with plenty of atmosphere and good facilities too if you're picky about that kind of thing. Service was friendly all over, with the place at the top of the Pardatschgratbahn deserving special mention, not for its rather bland interior, but for the guys behind the counter in the self-service restaurant and their 'obligatory mouthwash' induced joviality.

Lift system:
Given the time of year (Christmas), I wasn't expecting much by way of queues and was not disappointed. The lift system is probably the most modern I've seen anywhere. Three gondolas provide mountain access from Ischgl with the cable-car providing the access from Samnaun. Once you're up there, all but a couple of lifts are high speed chairs with a number of six packs and even two eight-man chairs. There has been huge investment here and it's hard to imagine queue problems even at peak times. There is no longer any skiing in the resort that can only be reached by drag and with further lifts being planned for the coming season(s), this resort is certainly one to watch for the future. Different resorts are good for different people, but I found the shape of the mountain more interesting than at the much more famous St Anton where a frustrating lift system, crowded slopes and snow reliability issues at lower altitude all restrict my enjoyment. These are not problems common to Samnaun which I feel is certainly a resort worth considering if you're wondering where to go for a week and fancy trying somewhere new.

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