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Solitude Snow Report for 20 Nov 2014

Our Snow Report for Solitude brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Solitude snow report shown below was updated on 20 Nov 2014. 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 Solitude.

Solitude Snow Report Issued: 20 Nov 2014

Season opens: 7 November 2014 | Season closes: 19 April 2015

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Season open
Most recent snowfall: on 7 Apr 2014
Fresh snow depth: 3 cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
48
48
Bottom New Snow in Resort: –
Good piste on-piste
×
Closed
Powder Off piste
Varied
Resort runs Resort runs Closed

Resort Ski Report: 0 out of 8 Lifts open.

Solitude Snow Conditions: Resort not yet open

Reported Weather Conditions: Sun/cloud, Partly cloudy, some sunny spells, Temperature: -2° C

  
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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

(2668m — 3200m)

snow report yesterday

3 km away

46
46
Packed Powder
11
2
light snow
snow showers
light snow
Mid station 2934 m
1100m 1000m 1000m

(2438m — 2743m)

snow report yesterday

252 km away

66
46
Packed Powder 5 cm
yesterday
4
clear
clear
partially cloudy
Mid station 2590 m
1000m 1300m 1800m

(2739m — 3142m)

snow report yesterday

343 km away

38
38
Packed Powder
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 2940 m
1500m 1650m 1900m

(2437m — 3108m)

snow report yesterday

348 km away

64
48
Variable Conditions 3 cm
yesterday
21
2
10
snow showers
light snow
light snow
Mid station 2772 m
900m 600m 750m

(3289m — 3645m)

snow report yesterday

509 km away

5
light snow
light snow
clear
Mid station 3467 m
350m 0m 0m

Notes on the Solitude Snow Report

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

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

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