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Wengen Snow Report for 28 Apr 2017

  • Weather Forecast for Wengen at  m altitude issued: 7 pm26 Jun 2017 (local time)
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Wengen Snow Report for 28 Apr 2017

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Our Snow Report for Wengen brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Wengen snow report shown below was updated on 28 Apr 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 Wengen.

Wengen Snow Report Issued: 28 Apr 2017

Season opens: 10 December 2016 | Season closes: 17 April 2017

Season closed
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Most recent snowfallon
Fresh snow depth:cm

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

Resort Ski Report:0 out of 31Lifts open.

Wengen Snow Conditions:Resort is closed for the season

Reported Weather Conditions:,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)
Tue Wed Thu

(1800m — 3600m)

snow report yesterday

55 km away

Saas Fee webcam
opens in 18 days
7
5
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
Mid station 2700 m
3800m 3550m 2950m

(1619m — 3820m)

snow report yesterday

68 km away

Zermatt webcam
50
Soft
Limited
15 cm
39 days ago
37
10
moderate rain
heavy rain
moderate rain
Mid station 2720 m
3850m 3550m 2750m

(1524m — 3480m)

snow report yesterday

78 km away

70
×
Closed
Limited
15 cm
39 days ago
thunderstorm
moderate rain
moderate rain
Mid station 2502 m
3850m 3500m 2800m

(1556m — 3456m)

snow report yesterday

149 km away

Tignes webcam
80
Soft
Limited
20 cm
50 days ago
1
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
rain showers
Mid station 2506 m
3950m 3500m 2850m

(1850m — 3550m)

snow report yesterday

149 km away

90
Soft
Limited
20 cm
50 days ago
2
thunderstorm
rain showers
rain showers
Mid station 2700 m
3950m 3500m 2850m

Notes on the Wengen Snow Report

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

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

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