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Samnaun Snow Report for 16 Jan 2018

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Samnaun Snow Report for 16 Jan 2018

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Our Snow Report for Samnaun brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Samnaun snow report shown below was updated on 16 Jan 2018. 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 Samnaun.

Samnaun Snow Report Issued: 16 Jan 2018

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Most recent snowfallon 8 Jan 2018
Fresh snow depth:10 cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
120
60
TopNew Snow at Top: –
Good pisteOn piste Good
PowderOff pisteBest up high
Resort runsResort runsopen

Resort Ski Report:45 out of 45 Lifts open.

Samnaun Snow Conditions:Great conditions - wax up your skis!

Reported Weather Conditions:Snow, Poor visibility due to present snowfalls, Temperature: -4°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)
Wed Thu Fri

(1400m — 2872m)

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0 km away

Samnaun webcam
120
60

Good
Best up high
10 cm
8 days ago
127
29
35
heavy snow
moderate snow
light snow
Mid station 2136 m
700m 1050m 1050m

(1378m — 2873m)

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1 km away

Ischgl webcam
120
50

Excellent

Varied
5 cm
7 days ago
128
29
35
heavy snow
moderate snow
light snow
Mid station 2126 m
700m 1050m 1050m

(1175m — 2690m)

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8 km away

Kappl webcam
140
60
Packed today
116
24
30
heavy snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1932 m
700m 1100m 1050m

(1600m — 2300m)

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10 km away

Galtur-Silvapark webcam
150
70

Good

Varied
2 cm
today
120
27
31
heavy snow
moderate snow
light snow
Mid station 1950 m
650m 1000m 1000m

(1304m — 2811m)

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13 km away

St. Anton webcam
230
80

Good
Wind Blown
today
160
38
46
heavy snow
moderate snow
moderate snow
Mid station 2058 m
650m 1000m 1050m

Notes on the Samnaun Snow Report

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

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

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